I am writing to express my strong support of Sen. Dick Woodbury for re-election to the Maine Senate. As a well-regarded economist (Harvard Ph.D.) and non-partisan legislative leader, Dick has built a unique role and reputation in the Legislature.

He is objective, credible, and deeply thoughtful about economic and fiscal policy. He is engaged with nearly all of the nonpartisan efforts to reinvent Maine’s economic future; elevating the role of the Maine Economic Growth Council in developing legislation for economic growth, advising GrowSmart Maine on “Charting Maine’s Future – Making Headway,” and advising EnvisionMaine on their vision to make Maine a national leader in innovation businesses like mine.

In short, Dick is among the most important independent voices in the state, providing balance to the more partisan voices that too often dominate Augusta politics. Dick is just the kind of leader we need to keep in office representing us.

Kent A. Peterson