During the past three years, including her service as mayor in 2011, South Portland City Councilor Rosemarie De Angelis has been a strong voice and devoted councilor who thoughtfully does her homework.

De Angelis has the hands-on experience to ask meaningful questions, recall previous actions and reference multi-year projects. By re-electing De Angelis you help to support the continuity of city actions and initiatives and ensure the experienced oversight of our annual budgets. Some degree of stability on our council is needed to maintain continuity, which in turn increases the probability that investment in community programs actually happens.

With the exit of Councilors Maxine Beecher and Tom Coward, the re-election of De Angelis takes on significant meaning. If you feel that your city has been making positive steps forward and your neighborhood and city is overall, a place of pride, I ask that you vote to re-elect De Angelis and help maintain this momentum.

Mayor Patti Smith
South Portland