Letter to the editor: Erin Herbig has earned my vote

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 2:30pm

I've admired Erin Herbig’s tireless energy and advocacy in the House of Representatives for the past eight years. Her time at Belfast High School, where she earned a running scholarship to Boston College, and her professional background in Waldo County, are a testament to the dedication and work ethic she brought to her role representing Belfast, Waldo and Northport, and are a preview of the work she will do on behalf of all Waldo County residents.

I’ve been a volunteer firefighter with the Brooks Fire Department since 2010, and Erin was one of the first members of the Maine Legislature to raise her voice to advocate for door-to-door insurance coverage for volunteer firefighters.

Erin knows the value of community volunteers, understands the sacrifices they make, and has been our strong champion. Also, as a licensed Professional Engineer and co-manager of ReVision Energy, I’ve been fortunate to participate in the growth of our company in Waldo County. That growth depends on recruiting and training skilled tradespeople, and Erin’s work advocating for workforce development through apprenticeship programs, training partnerships, adult education, and vocational programs in skilled trades is critical to our continued growth.

Her commitment to business-friendly policies supporting high-speed internet access and other technologies essential to rural job creation are key to allowing young people to remain in Maine doing meaningful work. Erin Herbig has earned my vote on November 6, and I hope she earns yours, too.


Hans Albee lives in Brooks