Letter to the editor: Anita Siegenthaler

Ann Matlack has the experience for Augusta  

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 12:30pm
Ann Matlack will be ready to work the minute she takes her seat in the House in Augusta.  Her community, professional, and academic experiences are a perfect fit for representing District 92 towns of Cushing, South Thomaston, St. George, Thomaston, Muscle Ridge Islands, Matinicus, and Criehaven.  Ann has a master's degree from the Muskie School which underscores her lifelong commitment to public service.  
Some of her community service includes school board, budget committees, and even coaching soccer.  Presently she is Board Chair of Penquis which is the nonprofit that provides Head Start, LIHEAP and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program.  Part of her professional career includes seven years as Assistant to the City Manager of Rockland.  
Ann's years on the budget committees in St. George and in Knox County will give her the eagle eye needed to bring efficiency to state programs withoutincurring unneeded expenses.  She will see that Medicaid expansion is implemented and funded.  This expansion of Medicaid to 70,000 Mainers was supported by referendum and the courts.  In the current CMP transmission project,  she sees
little benefit to the people of Maine and much benefit to Massachusetts.  In 2017, problems in the Department of Health and Human Services resulted in the deaths of two children.  Ann's  community work will enable her to dig intothese problems and find solutions.  For small business, the self-employed, and students,  she understands that updating and expanding broadband is essential.  
Ann Matlack has the practical experience and credentials to do the work needed in Augusta as our District 92 Representative.   
Anita Siegenthaler lives in Port Clyde