To the Editor:

I am writing in support of Jennifer DeChant for state representative in House District 62 which represents most of Bath.

She has been endorsed by the AFL-CIO and BIW’s Local 6, Equality Maine, Maine Education Association and The Sportman’s Alliance of Maine. An endorsement is not monetary but a vote of confidence in the candidate. It means she is aligned with their missions and membership.

Most importantly it means she understands the complexity of the issues so many Mainers face, whether it is job security, benefits, civil rights, conservation of our natural resources or the right to hunt and fish.

Mainers have a diverse set of needs that must be met in this difficult economy and Jennifer has the experience and skill to work for everyone in her district.

She will represent us well and collaborate with her peers on both sides of the aisle. Vote DeChant on Nov. 6.

Shelley Taylor