I support Melissa Linscott for South Portland City Council. I think she will replace the rancor witnessed at council meetings this past year with a level of dignity and civil discourse between our councilors so that we continue to attract dedicated people to an often thankless position. Most disagree with decisions made by every councilor at least once, but we must try to do so without the negativity and personal attacks that some mistake for passionate conviction.

The Linscotts are great Knightville neighbors. Melissa and her husband Brian donate their parking lot for an annual neighborhood yard sale, an October festival, and even for the overflow guests at my wedding held at our home. I believe her business experience, people skills, her work in our school system, and her extensive knowledge of our city’s neighborhoods will make her an excellent city councilor.

Dan Hogan
South Portland