I cannot say that I support 100% of the actions of any politician. That includes JFK, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. They all made choices and championed causes that I am against. But to quote the character Emile de Becque, from South Pacific, “I know what you are against; what are you for?”

I encourage you to vote for Jan Dodge in her run to become, once again, our representative for House District 39.

I applaud the fact that Jan is a member of the following bipartisan caucuses: Broadband, Climate/Coastal, Gun Safety, Aging and Rural Health. She is for the support of veterans and retired educators and has sponsored or co-sponsored bills regarding anti-food shaming in Maine schools, tax reductions for public employees and defense against robocalls.

I have seen Jan listen to a long soliloquy of grievances from a constituent. These complaints were about situations outside Jan’s ability to impact. I believe also that the complaints were from a supporter of an opposing party. What I speak of here is Jan’s willingness to patiently listen.

I have also seen Jan at work for the Waldo Retired Teachers and Waldo Triad. And lastly, I have heard Jan praising members of the opposing party for their work ethic and support of certain causes. I have not seen and heard of these things often during these last few years.

She is a worker bee. What is she for? She is for you. I can easily be for her.

Michael Lawson



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