To the Editor:
Over the last couple of years, I’ve canvassed the Lewiston-Auburn area several times to promote change. It’s really all I can do to help my community because I don’t have money. I’m a man of average means.
But as hard as it is to go door to door, it is rewarding. I’ve had a chance meet so many wonderful people from all walks of life. And I’ve found that the vast majority of folks share the same concerns and values. The citizens of the Twin Cities are sick and tired of the tax-and-spend, welfare mentality that has crippled us.
This year we have a great group of candidates running to change how Augusta operates. If elected, we the people will finally have legislators that will work to expand liberty and promote limited government.
Tim Lajoie’s vision and values are the same as his neighbors. He is determined to be their voice in Augusta, not the pawn of the special interests. His opponent has been in power for years, aided and abetted the welfare bureaucracy that has crippled Lewiston. It’s time to stop business as usual and inject common-sense reforms.
Larry Poulin’s a self-made man whose understanding of Lewiston is second to none. He served four years on the school board and four years on the city council. His opponent is a left-wing activist who has worked for the Maine People’s Alliance. We need to have level-headed legislators, not extremists in office.
Michael Marcotte is one of the smartest men that I’ve ever met. His knowledge of fiscal matters is sorely lacking in Lewiston’s current delegation. Folks in his district deserve greater opportunities so that they can work their way out of poverty. Michael is the candidate they can trust to get the job done.
Auburn needs Dennis Graise. I respect him for promoting passage of Jessica’s Law to make sure that children are protected from sexual predators. I applaud him for seeking to cut wasteful spending so that resources are available to help seniors.
Robert Reed is running for state senate in Lewiston. His opponent has been a disaster, standing in the way of Governor LePage’s reforms. Reed is fighting hard to remove Lewiston’s greatest obstacle to progress.
Senator Snowe-Mello has and continues to push for common-sense reforms. The people I’ve spoken to in Auburn want welfare reform, and they want limited government. She’s championed these causes and Auburn’s been fortunate to have her as their senator.
I must also give a shout out to Judge of Probate candidate Michael Dubois. He is a man of character and insight. We will be blessed to have someone on the bench who will decide issues by sound reasoning, not by a political agenda.
I commend these candidates for standing up for us, fighting for the citizens of Lewiston and Auburn. And I will continue to fight hard for them over the last days of this campaign.