I encourage voters in Maine Senate District 30 to select Democrat Jean-Marie Caterina.

I have researched the voting record of her opponent as well as Jean-Marie’s positions on the issues important to me and had the opportunity to speak directly with Jean-Marie.

I was already impressed with Jean-Marie’s service on the Scarborough Town Council. She was always well prepared for the meetings and could be counted on to raise probing questions that helped clarify issues for residents and her council colleagues.

Her strong organizational skills and ability to forge consensus will be strong assets in the Maine Senate. She will work hard for our local interests and will be fully engaged in tackling the tough problems facing all Mainers.

Emily Ward