This year I celebrate 50 years of being able to vote. Back in 1968, when I cast my first ballot, I voted for Republicans in some races, Democrats in others. And I’ve done that ever since. This year I’m wholeheartedly supporting Janet Mills for governor—partly because I am impressed by her record and experience, and partly because I share her values. But there is something equally important to me: her character. Janet Mills is fearless. She is a person of sterling integrity. She is level-headed. And she is compassionate, especially when it comes to helping Mainers in need. I think Maine would be extremely well served by a governor with all those qualities.
Patricia O’Toole lives in Camden