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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Article about the race in The Forecaster

Article about the race in The Forecaster

Today the Forecaster published a piece profiling the three-way race here in District 66:

Three-way race in Brunswick for House District 66 seat

The Forecaster, September 27, 2012

BRUNSWICK — A former corporate lawyer and business owner, a retired science teacher, and an artist and nonprofit business consultant are the three candidates vying for the state House District 66 seat.

The seat is being vacated by Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx, D-Brunswick,who agreed to not seek re-election in late June.

Fred Horch, 42, is a Green Independent and the only …

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Upcoming Candidate Forums

Upcoming Candidate Forums

Grant Connors, Fred Horch and I have organized three candidate forums on specific issues.

These forums are a chance to meet all three of your candidates, find out a little more about our campaigns, and discover where we stand on the issues.

The three forums are on: Jobs and Economic Development, Education, and Healthcare.

Come get your questions about each candidate answered and share your concerns and ideas for the state. If you can’t make it we are filming each forum and they will be featured on Local …

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The race is finalized! Republicans and Greens pick candidates

The race is finalized! Republicans and Greens pick candidates

All three parties in Brunswick had their candidates drop out of the race for District 66. Now all three parties have picked replacement candidates.

The Republicans picked Grant Connors to be their nominee and the Greens selected Fred Horch.

Welcome to the race!

Photo by the candidate.

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Big News: I’m running for office!

Big News: I’m running for office!

I have some big news that I wanted to share with you.

I’m running for Office! I am seeking the Democratic nomination for the Maine House District 66 seat in my hometown of Brunswick, Maine.

From her press release:

BRUNSWICK, ME – Matthea “Mattie” Daughtry announced today that she is seeking the Democratic nomination for the Maine House District 66.

Mattie, a Brunswick native, decided to enter the race after growing concerned about the direction the state is moving under Governor Paul LePage’s leadership. “I grew up in Brunswick, attended Brunswick public …

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