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-AndersonSue 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. The SPEAK OUT event gave me hope and reminded me how far we have to go until we truly achieve gender equality. I can’t even begin to describe how impressed and inspired I am by Devon and Sophie.

I’ve known Sue Stableford through the Brunswick Democracts for quite a while. Sue is an incredible volunteer and always lends a helping hand. She has a key talent for communicating what she believes in and demonstrating the importance of her political ideals. Sue founded the Health Literacy Institute at the University of New England in Portland, Maine.

Browen Crothers was my middle school English teacher. She pushed me as a student and always encouraged me as a writer and actress. She also holds the record for weirdest English assignment when she made me write a 25 page paper comparing Ralph Waldo Emerson and Joseph Smith in 8th Grade!

I am constantly humbled by the overwhelming support I’ve been receiving. Especially from these women. So without further ado here are their letters:

Letter: Daughtry will stand for women in Augusta

The Times Record, October 22, 2012

I am a senior at a local private high school. I have been politically active in my community and school since fourth grade. Confronting gender issues and how women are portrayed in our modern society has been a major focus in my life. I feel under- represented as a young female in government. How is our government supposed to be working for the people if a large portion of our population is not equally represented? Therefore, I believe that Mattie Daughtry is the best candidate for District 66 in this upcoming election. Not only does she represent equality, but she inspires other young women to speak out as well. She knows the importance of education and can closely identify with Brunswick students, having attending Brunswick High School herself. Please vote for Mattie Daughtry on Nov. 6.
Devon Murphy-Anderson 
The Forecaster, October 22, 2012

Let’s vote into the Maine House a person with the background, knowledge, political savvy, and common sense to serve Brunswick best: Democrat Mattie Daughtry. Mattie knows the ropes in Augusta from her past year of political reporting. She has colleagues who trust her on both sides of the aisle. She’s a native daughter who is passionate about moving Brunswick and Maine forward with excellent schools, support for essential public needs, and a strong business climate that also protects our environment. Her political acumen and established reputation puts her way ahead of opponents in the ability to get things done. She is ready to go on Day 1 of the next legislative session. Vote Mattie Daughtry, Democrat for District 66.

Sue Stableford

Letter: Daughtry is right for Maine, Brunswick

The Forecaster, October 22, 2012

I am writing in support of Mattie Daughtry, Democratic candidate for Maine House of Representatives in District 66. Raised in Brunswick, Mattie is an example of what is right with young people in Maine today and is committed to serving the community she grew up in. Informed, articulate, tenacious and passionate about the environment, bringing jobs to the region and setting high standards in our schools; Mattie can and will find ways to work across both sides of the aisle in Augusta. Our state government needs this kind of commitment and enthusiasm now, and for leaders like Mattie to pave the way.

Bronwen Crothers

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Matthea “Mattie” Daughtry, a Brunswick native, is the State Representative for the Maine House District 66

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