Maine’s future depends on dynamic, innovative leadership. Our state’s economy is struggling. We cannot focuses on “restoring” what was; rather we must look for approaches to lead Maine forward. It is time for innovations that build both strong businesses and families.

Leadership is not about a big personality but rather about sound judgment, great listening skills, the willingness to build a dedicated team of experts and a relentless commitment to the greater good. Partisan fights and bulldog leaders are robbing us of our future. It is time for individuals who have dedicated their lives to listening to others and working in service of our communities to lead.

The recent campaign finance filings confirm what I believe is true – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Adam Cote is the right choice for Maine’s future.

Jenna Mehnert