Join me in voting to return Ben Dorr to another term on Rockland City Council

Tue, 10/19/2021 - 6:30pm

I am writing this letter in support of Ben Dorr, candidate for re-election to Rockland's City Council. 

I had the pleasure of serving with Ben during my last two years on City Council. I found him thoughtful, deliberative and willing to consider all sides as he reached a vote.  I have also found him to be patient and considerate with all Rockland's residents, and I have seen that each of his votes on an issue appear to be based on his values and what is best for our city.  He is be serving for all the right reasons. 

It is not an easy position, one is rarely prepared for the criticism and personal attacks that city councilors face weekly. By its nature, each decision made and vote taken, pleases some and angers others. I have watched Ben work to find a middle ground, a reasonable compromise, to listen to each person’s positions with an open mind, but in the end, to choose what he thought would be best for the city and its people.

Ben grew up here in the midcoast. His roots here are deep. His family has a long history of public service, one he continues. He chose Rockland to buy a home in and start a business in. Rockland is lucky to have thoughtful young people willing to serve for the betterment of the community. Ben is one of those people. I ask you to join me in voting to return Ben to another term on city council.

Valli Geiger lives in Rockland