I am running for reelection to the HD 45 House seat, comprising Cumberland and the southeast corner of Gray.
I come once again to the voters, asking you to give me your votes and your confidence. I promise to work hard to win your vote and, if reelected, to work for you and all the people of Maine. Above all, I will keep my promises and remain true to District 45, regardless of the political pressures exerted by powerful interests.
I have experience in Health and Human Services (as director of the largest agency in DHHS), state and local education (6 years on the SAD 51 School board), and family farming (having grown up on a small, family-run dairy farm). Most of my career was in the private sector (CIGNA, UNUM and SPX Corp.), where business success generated jobs to support Maine citizens. As an agency director in DHHS, I regularly met with and testified before Legislative committees, where I earned the respect of both Democrats and Republicans as a straight-shooter focused on results.