I am told that there are some in Brunswick that feel a third-party candidate, such as Fred Horch of the Green Independent Party, will struggle to be an effective representative in Augusta. When I hear this, I wonder what kind of effectiveness are we talking about? Is it the kind of effectiveness that regularly produces a partisan stalemate?

As a Green, Fred Horch believes in the party’s Ten Key Values and will make policy decisions based on those Values. Two of the values, Grassroots Democracy and Decentralization, will lead Fred to resist influence to vote along party lines of any sort.

Citizens of Brunswick, how often are you truly satisfied with the results produced by your elected officials? It’s time for new vision in our Legislature. It’s time to cast your vote for Fred Horch.

David Frans