We are writing to support Dale Denno for Maine House District 45. Dale, a Democrat, was appointed by Gov. Paul LePage to a senior position with the Department of Health and Human Services, which speaks volumes about Dale’s ability to work with people of different political stripes.

Dale is a longtime Cumberland resident with a deep appreciation for what makes Maine such a great state. We first met Dale when he was chairing the SAD 51 School Board. Dale was a passionate advocate for our schools, but also understood taxpayer concerns. It is the balance we need in Augusta.

This house seat has recently been ably filled by Reps. Meredith Burgess and Steve Moriarty. Although Meredith is a Republican, and Steve a Democrat, both were effective because they avoided partisan gamesmanship. Dale will continue that tradition, and we urge you to join us and vote for him on Nov. 4.

Mary Schendel & Phil Gleason