I am proud to have my friend, Republican Kim Talbot, on the ballot for state representative in House District 54. Kim is a compassionate and generous individual who cares about her neighbors, friends, and fellow community members.

Kim is proud of her humble background, having been raised in a family that relied on state assistance to get by. She experienced firsthand how welfare was able to provide her and her family a hand up during difficult times. Kim knew that it was going to take hard work, education, and perseverance to transition off welfare and that welfare was a way out, not a way of life. She is not shy to share her personal story of how welfare helped her.

I know Kim will make a terrific state representative for Topsham. Please join me in voting for her on Nov. 4.

Shelby Kavanaugh