I am writing to support Jan Dodge’s re-election for House District 97. I met Jan when she came to my house to ask for my vote in the primary election two years ago. It was the first time a candidate had ever knocked on my door. We talked for some time about her background and the issues she wanted to address. As a fellow retired educator, she immediately caught my attention. Her issues were my issues.
In her first term she has not disappointed me. Three bills she worked to get passed---related to food shaming in schools, participation by an active teacher in the State Board of Education and studying the use of adjunct professors--are all important issues from my experience. I am glad that she stepped up as a first term legislator.
I also appreciate that she was able to work with like-minded fellow legislators from both parties to address need of teachers, children and young adults.
Jan’s enthusiasm for her work is obvious. I urge you to join me in voting for Jan Dodge to continue her work for the citizens of House District 97 and the state at large.
Deborah Nowers lives in Belfast