As a World War II veteran, long-time Scarborough resident and past commander of Scarborough’s Libby-Mitchell American Legion Post No. 76, I support Shawn Babine for state representative and ask that Scarborough’s veterans vote for him Nov. 7.

Shawn’s commitment to veterans and their families brings a level of leadership that continues our call for improved services and greater protection of veterans’ benefits. Shawn leadership in the Sons of the American Legion Squadron has helped our goals to expand our American Legion programs. He has played an integral role in raising monies for our educational programs like the Boys State and Girls State scholarships. With his help we now send eight young men and women to the Boys and Girls State program every June.

He organized our new School Citizenship Award that recognizes the exemplary citizenship of two high school and two middle school students. For more than five years Shawn continues to help the American Legion organize the Memorial Day parade and each year we grow and get better.

As our state representative, Shawn will continue to be a conscientious listener, hard worker and problem solver. I am pleased that Shawn is the candidate to replace Darlene Curley in the Legislature. He will continue the legacy of strong Scarborough leaders.

There are many difficult challenges ahead in reducing the tax burden and strengthening Maine’s business environment. I’m confident that Shawn will be an independent voice representing the people of Scarborough and all of Maine. Maine needs his kind of leadership.

Ken Dolloff


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