My family and I appreciate having experienced representation in Augusta. Rep. Mary Nelson has been serving her constituents for more than three decades, in the Maine House, on the state Board of Property Tax Review, and on the Falmouth Town Council and School Board.

Nelson’s focus on the three E’s – Education, Economy, Environment – is spot-on. As a parent of three children who attended public school in Falmouth, I know the importance of a quality public education and appreciate Nelson’s support of early childhood education programs and expansion of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program in schools. Nelson also strikes the right balance of being pro-business while also being sensitive to environmental issues.

Challenging times call for legislators who are knowledgeable, experienced and adept at reaching across the aisle to find workable solutions to difficult problems. Please vote to send Mary Nelson back to Augusta on Nov. 6.

Bill Welch