Civility should not be overcome by politics

Civility should not be overcome by politics

The following is an editorial that I wrote for the Times Record. It ran on May 30th, 2014:

Participation in politics is not for the faint of heart. There will always be issues that divide the major parties. Throughout the history of our democracy, politicians have brawled (both literally and figuratively) over the issues. It is essential for our democracy that we always have a healthy debate and exchange of ideas. But the days of Burr and Hamilton, Brooks and Sumner, are long gone. In the 21st century, we …

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Opinion Piece: Governor’s poor management of Maine economy has hindered recovery

Opinion Piece: Governor’s poor management of Maine economy has hindered recovery

The following is an opinion piece that I wrote for the Kennebec Journal. It was published on April 23, 2014:

Governor’s poor management of Maine economy has hindered recovery

Recently Governor Paul LePage complained that term limits enabled too many “young people with firm agendas” to serve in the Legislature, supposedly dragging down the quality of the bills that get passed.

As one of those young people he referred to, I would respond that the governor ought to be grateful that any young people have stayed in Maine …

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Three wonderful letters from three inspiring women!

The Forecaster published three letters to the editor endorsing me. The letters come from three women who inspire me daily: Devon Murphy-Anderson, Sue Stableford, and Bronwen Crothers.

Devon is a senior in High School and co-organized the SPEAK OUT Women’s Issues event that was a huge success. Devon and Sophie Simmons were frustrated with the lack of involvement of their peers in the political process. The two of them created the SPEAK OUT event to try and fire people up about the importance of this election for women. …

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Letter to the Editor from Rev. Frank Strasburger

Today the Times Record featured a wonderful letter to the editor written about me by the Rev. Frank Strasburger. Thank you Frank for your support.

Frank gets to the heart of one of the key differences in this race. I am the only candidate with the experience to hit the ground running on day one. I already know how to draft legislation and have built friendships across the aisle in Augusta. As your next State Representative I won’t be wasting anytime and will be serving this town …

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Two more letters to the editor in the Forecaster

Two more letters to the editor in the Forecaster

I want to thank Jane Millet and Carol Wishman for their letters that were just published in the Forecaster. Thank you for your faith in me and my campaign.

Letter: Send Daughtry to Augusta

The Forecaster, October 1, 2012

I write in support of Mattie Daughtry for state representative from House District 66. Mattie is one of Brunswick’s own, graduated from Brunswick schools and has returned to contribute to the state that she loves. Her commitment to advocating for excellence in public schools will be a strong positive …

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Two Letters to the Editor in the Forecaster

Two Letters to the Editor in the Forecaster

Today the following two letters to the editor were published on my behalf in the Forecaster:

Letter: Brunswick should send Daughtry to Augusta

The Forecaster, September 24, 2012

Brunswick needs a strong voice to represent us in House District 66. The woman with that voice is Mattie Daughtry.

Mattie, a lifelong resident of Brunswick, wants to give back to the community which has given her so much. Whether it’s making sure there is additional education funding for Brunswick; ensuring the success of the development of Brunswick Landing or striking …

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