Issues

This is where I’ll be sharing thoughts on issues.


 

  • I haven’t posted recently because Beth and I have put most of our energy into campaigning. We’ve met more than 150 residents in Cambridge and are now meeting folks in Ripley. Quick observations. 1-Everyone seems eager to be heard, whether they’re Dems, independents or Republicans. It seems that conversations with conservative voters are longer and they seem to be eager to voice concerns. Even the most ardent 2nd amendment supporters Read More…

  • I was terrible about oral hygiene when I was a kid. That, coupled with soft teeth and no availability of fluoride, led to many cavities by the time I graduated from high school. I’ve been paying for those lapses ever since and I joke that the amount of money spent on my teeth since age 21 could buy a decent sports car. As a result, I’m aware of the sad Read More…

  • The editorial in today’s Bangor Daily News Sums up perfectly why I’m strongly advocating for a welcoming and even aggressive immigration policy for the State of Maine. I grant you that many in District 105 react negatively when they first hear my stance, but after a couple minutes of conversation, many are willing to rethink this. I believe one of the problems is the constant bombardment they encounter regarding illegal immigrants. Read More…

  • I was involved in a meeting yesterday at the middle school where citizens from Hartland, Palmyra and St. Albans got together with the RSU 19 administration and Dave Pelton, real estate developer for the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP). Two topics were up for discussion. First was getting everyone on the same page regarding funding and support for the Irving Tanning Community Center (ITCC) so use of and access Read More…

  • This is just a starting point. As I chat with people in District 105, I’m sure I’ll learn plenty about things I’m unaware of. Below are quick thoughts on various issues. 1-Healthcare: It’s a mess and too costly. I think a single payer system has promise. I’m intrigued with what Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon are exploring. 2-Guns: I own some, hunted for more than 50 years, but Read More…

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