I support Democrat Jonathan “Jay” Kilbourn’s candidacy for Maine Senate in District 34.

I have known Jay for several years and know his high ethical standards and business acumen. I also know his proven track record in getting people to reflect thoughtfully on a broad array of issues, and to find creative, rather than sound-bite, solutions that can be supported by people across the political spectrum.

Like many of us, I worry deeply about the polarization and declining decency in our politics today. This dangerous trend needs to be addressed before we can return to the meaningful policy debates that have characterized Maine politics for so many years.

I know Jay feels the same way, and he has the personality and experience to wade into this tidal swamp and help us all come out smiling and working together.

Ted Trainer