Teel is the real dealI am voting for Brogan Teel, a new candidate for Maine Senate District 23 (Brunswick, Chebeague Island, Freeport, Harpswell, Pownal and Yarmouth). In the last six months, my wife and I have met Brogan Teel at no less than seven events affiliated with at least four different organizations. One thing that stands out is that Brogan knows the things that matter to people.In times when many people are struggling with finances and may not be able to afford home heating oil, Brogan’s opponent, Mattie Daughtry cosponsored LD 434 in January 2019, an act that would have raised the prices of gasoline and home heating oil. As a small business owner, who engages in the community, Brogan knows the changes needed to support the people against bureaucratic agenda and narratives.A single mom, and eight-generation Mainer, Brogan Teel understands the issues of real people. She often mentions the farmer and fisherman on the state flag. She handily discusses the challenges that the people of these iconic livelihoods face, not from nature, but from over-regulation. Additionally, Brogan says we have to do more to support law enforcement personnel. She recognizes how difficult recent years have been for so many people. We need change now.Brogan Teel believes in solving problems by working with all people. She’s focused on what matters, to include improving education and confronting out of control costs. At some of the events I attended with Brogan, there were many people getting involved in the community at the grass root level. I watched her work to understand and respect people from all walks of life, and different political viewpoints. I know that Brogan Teel can deliver the changes that we need. Vote for her on Nov. 8.

Todd Kousky,

Mills for GovernorJanet Mills and Paul LePage couldn’t be more different. On issues of importance, we, as voters, have a clear choice regarding character, personality and interactions with others, the differences are also clear.Over 20 years ago, I joined a book club (through Maine Humanities Council) with individuals from diverse backgrounds and professions. Janet Mills was also a member of this group. I grew to know her as a valued member of the group. She was intelligent, thoughtful, well-prepared. She had interesting things to say. More importantly, she never pushed her way into the center of attention. She was eager to hear what others had to say, never interrupting, one-upping, or ridiculing them. When she had a difference of opinion, she expressed it respectfully. She valued politeness, civility, respect for others and differences, while also not shying away from articulating her own ideas.Janet Mills has the qualities I want in a governor.Alan BlumHarpswell

Bath firefighters deserve a new home
My wife and I attended the information meeting for the proposed new firehouse in Bath. We were impressed by the competence and enthusiasm of the Bath Fire Department staff, but appalled at the conditions they are required to work, train and live in. Touring the existing station convinced us that the proposed new firehouse must be built and is affordable. I hope all Bath residents will vote yes in November on the new firehouse proposal. We will.

Douglas Robb,

Jauch for District 51 House seat


Becky Jauch is known to many of us for her work with the Friends of the Topsham Public Library, the Topsham Board of Appeals, the Williams Cone School playground committee, and for currently serving as Sagadahoc County Treasurer. Happily, she has agreed to be a candidate for the Maine House of Representatives for District 51, and we are excited to be able to vote for her on Nov. 8.

While we may be aware of her community participation in Topsham, her broad international experiences are not as widely known. Becky is an Army veteran and a former CIA operations officer, with an undergraduate degree in criminology and is in the process of getting her masters in statistics. 

Her amazing background and her policy positions (health care, public education, climate change) make her a candidate we are thrilled to support.  Hope you’ll consider casting your ballot for Becky.

Yvette Meunier,

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