Having attended the local candidate forum for Senate District 11 on Wednesday night, I was impressed with Jayne Giles’ position on the issues. She presented a balanced and reflective opinion on matters affecting not only in Waldo County, but also the State. It was evident that her extensive banking experience, coupled with her nonprofit and volunteer work, provided Jayne with the background to understand the challenges facing workforce development and increasing broadband in local communities. She did a tremendous job explaining her thoughts on property taxes and education. I was particularly pleased to hear her support for the Maine Ocean School in Searsport as an example of education working to meet the needs of local employers for a skilled workforce. I appreciated hearing more about her experience when she served in the House of Representatives and believe that she is a team player who can get things done. She will have my vote on November 6.
JoAn Petersen lives in Swanville