Jessica Fay


Office Sought: Representative – District 66
Age: 48
Occupation: Owner, Maine Lakes Wedding and Event Florist
Education: B.A., Simmons College, Boston
Family: Married
Hometown: Raymond

Political experience

I am not a politician, I’m a small business owner who has worked to support candidates who would best represent me and my district. I have gained insight into policy and politics through engagement in the process.

Why are you running for office?

I am running because of my mom.
I was raised in a family that believes right sized government is necessary to a civil society. My family has a multi-generational history of public service: elected, civil service, volunteer, and military. Two years ago, my mom almost died during a heart surgery, and over the three months she spent in the hospital, I learned how important advocacy is. An advocate can amplify and clarify our voice.
As the owner of a small business, I understand that we need to do more to encourage Maine businesses and entrepreneurs to grow and create good paying jobs. Local businesses are more connected to their communities and are more likely to stay in Maine. I would like to be an advocate for Maine’s small businesses.
We all need a voice in our government. We deserve a representative that will work hard and understands that while we should be guided by our personal beliefs, the job requires compromise. Government does not function when our lawmakers take a “my way or the highway” mentality. It’s not about being right, it’s about doing what’s right.

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