The special election for state representative on Aug. 16 gives Cape Elizabeth the opportunity to choose Kim Monaghan-Derrig to be our trusted voice in Augusta. With state Sen. Cynthia Dill, Kim will make sure that the best interests of the people of Maine and the values Cape Elizabeth shares for the best in education, the environment and the economy will be supported.

We need our representative to protect us from dangerous and destructive proposals pushed by the LePage administration. Recent actions showed us that even moderate Republicans will stand with their extreme party members and pass laws that seek to roll back hard-earned environmental laws, legalize guns in our state parks (including Crescent Beach and Two Lights) and eliminate same-day voter registration.

We are also alarmed that on the last day of the legislative session in June, $200,000 of education funding was suddenly taken from Cape Elizabeth schools.

Karen & Dieter Hessel
Cape Elizabeth

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