Letter to the editor: in support of Erin Herbig
I am writing in support of Erin Herbig, who is running for the Maine State Senate in November. I have listened to Erin talk about her beliefs and her passion for the people of Waldo County. Erin strives to listen to people, and wants to create opportunities within the community in order to help it grow and create jobs.
Erin not only has strong family ties within the community, she has strong convictions and a commitment to issues such as lowering property taxes through proper state funding of our schools, creating student debt relief programs, and bringing in a community college to Waldo County so people can obtain an education or learn a trade. She supports affordable childcare, healthcare, and family leave. Erin has compassionately spoken of and pursued much needed access for those with intellectual disabilities. While in the Maine House of Representatives, she has served as House chair of the Aging Caucus, attempting to help aging individuals to continue living independently.
I believe Erin, as our state senator, would continue to provide a much needed voice in our State's leadership.