PLACE OF RESIDENCY: Bowdoinham

PARTY AFFILIATION: Unenrolled

PREVIOUS ELECTED EXPERIENCE: Gray- New Gloucester School Board for three years

Why are you running for the board of selectmen?

Dale and I moved to Bowdoinham 13 years ago from Gray where we had lived for 26 years. We moved to be near our daughter, her husband and our 3 grandchildren and to leave the hustle and bustle that Gray had become. Bowdoinham still reminds me of Gray when we first moved there … a nice small town. I am thankful and proud to live in a community where neighbors know and care about each other, where families meet at school and town functions and enjoy interacting. I would love to be given the opportunity to represent all areas of our community, to listen to all ideas and concerns in an effort to address the needs of town while keeping our tax rate on an even keel.

What are some challenges you see facing Bowdoinham selectmen in the next 3 years?

One of the biggest challenges for any small town is to keeping taxes from escalating. Other challenges include implementing our Comprehensive Plan and keeping a small town atmosphere while growing and progressing. We want to maintain the virtues that were identified in Downeast magazine proclaiming Bowdoinham as one of the 6 best towns to live in Maine.

What attributes do you have that make you the best candidate?

I am honest and respectful of different views; I am a good listener and communicator, flexible and compassionate. During my time on the Gray-New Gloucester school board I learned that I am able to see and understand both sides of an issue.


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