Congratulations, Democratic voters in Maine Senate District 31 (Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Hollis, Limington and part of Buxton). You have two great primary candidates June 14. Of those two, Barry Hobbins is the guy to get things done.

Having served in the Maine House with Barry, I know that he is the person to turn to for help and advice. Barry has deep institutional knowledge of the Maine Legislature. He spent long hours crafting the Omnibus Energy Act of 2013, and his work on expanding access to Narcan has saved lives for overdose victims. Barry is working to upgrade our court system, allowing access for all in safety and fairness.

He is one of the very few Democratic legislators in Maine who has access to the governor’s office.

I urge all Democrats to make your choice Barry Hobbins for Senate on June 14.

Deane Rykerson

Democratic state representative

Kittery