I urge the citizens of Maine to vote yes on Question 2. This referendum question allows Mainers to support economic development without having to approve additional borrowing through the issuance of bonds.

Job opportunities will be created for the men and women in York and in Washington counties who are desperate for work. A yes vote will support a weakened construction industry during the building phases and then bolster the creation of new jobs.

A yes vote will support a segment of Maine’s agricultural community that has a strong heritage and will protect thousands of acres of open lands. As a professional farrier (horseshoer) for 30 years, my entire working life has been spent in the equine industry. My wife and I own and operate an equestrian center. Question 2 is about job creation and helping to maintain a way of life which is rooted in Maine’s history.

John W. Trafton