A recent editorial (“Our View: House speaker’s focus on jobs the right priority,” Dec. 29) included in its subheadline a reference to the governor’s “strong victory” in the November election.

I would have to take exception to this characterization, asserting that any elected official who has never managed to garner even 50 percent of the votes cast can hardly lay claim to a “strong” victory.

I hope that Gov. LePage bears this in mind as he charts his course for our state (and for the 52 percent of Mainers who did not vote for him) over the next four years.

William Klingelhofer

Rockport