Letter to the editor: Governor’s race around the corner

Posted:  Friday, January 5, 2018 - 2:15pm
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Finally it’s here; 2018, the year we get another chance to get the election process right. Well, it would be a lot easier if our current state administration would enact our wish to have ranked-choice voting. But still we can avoid a split vote if we better organize our voting efforts.  

Here’s what I’m doing to get an early start and stay organized through the election cycle.

I’m going to pick a candidate and get behind them. They don’t have to be affiliated with a political party, but mine is. So, I’m going to get behind that party and participate in party events. I am especially going to be certain to go out for my party’s caucus; to be sure my candidate gets my vote.  I am going to stay informed as campaigns progress, develop my own understanding of campaign topics and share my understanding with peers. 

There’s a lot at stake for Maine’s future. We need a future with better choices for healthcare insurance, better choices for clean and affordable energy, better choices for public lands, and better choices for managing opioid addiction. There’s a lot at stake for Maine’s future and I want a governor that will make the right choices for all Mainers.

Mike Kerzee lives in Rockland