I am writing in strong support of the re-election of my wonderful colleague, state Rep. Janice Cooper, D-Yarmouth, to the Maine Legislature.

In her four years in office, Janice has been courageous, principled and dogged in her advocacy for her constituents. With her legal background, she has guided her fellow legislators to a deeper and fuller understanding of the complex issues that have come before us, and she has not been afraid to challenge us when necessary.

Generosity of spirit, clarity of vision and integrity characterize all of Rep. Cooper’s decision-making.

I urge voters in Maine House District 47 to re-elect Janice Cooper to the Maine Legislature. The people of Maine need her compassionate, thoughtful and fearless voice and leadership in the State House.

Peggy Rotundo

Democratic state representative; House chair, Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee