ROCKLAND — Adam Lachman has announced his candidacy for Rockland City Council, through a news release, with elections scheduled for Nov. 3.
A resident of Main Street, Lachman has spent his career, “working to improve the lives and economic prospects of Maine people,” he wrote, in the release.
Since 2013, Lachman has served as a senior aide for Senator Angus King and currently serves on the Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee, a council of public and private sector leaders working to stabilize the state’s economy and advance future economic prosperity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As someone who works to solve problems for Mainers and create opportunity, I recognize Rockland’s need for affordable housing, a thriving and sustainable business environment, reduction of tax burden on homeowners and businesses, and protection of our working waterfront and environment, while improving economic opportunity and affordability for all Rockland citizens,” he said, in the release.
A graduate of Wesleyan University, Lachman previously owned and operated small businesses on Vinalhaven and North Haven, and has a background in hospitality, innovation, and renewable energy.
“I love Rockland and have lived in Midcoast Maine most of my life, with the past five years on Main Street. Rockland is a community with a rich history, incredible people, diversity, and amazing potential. As city councilor, I will hear and listen to the citizens of Rockland and will work to improve the dialogue between the council, city employees and the public. I would be honored to serve our city and bring effective listening, transparency, and economic development experience to the table.”
Lachman released the following platform to:
- Listen to the public and strengthen communication from and with City Council.
- Bring small business, management, and economic development experience to support innovative growth that creates jobs and opportunities, reduces our tax burden, and sustains Rockland businesses.
- Explore innovative uses of underutilized land and buildings in the City to support smart development and environmental sustainability, and work to increase both affordable and workforce housing.
- Prioritize accountable, transparent, and effective governance and budgeting.
“Rockland stands to be the best version of itself, but only if we embrace our duty to manage the challenges we face. Are the challenges we face going to manage the city or will we manage those challenges?” he said. “I want to hear your ideas about how we can be most effective in ensuring Rockland is an affordable and vibrant place to live, with a favorable environment to start and grow a business, and is a community accessible to people of all ages.”