Letter to the editor: Vote Hills on June 12

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 8:45pm

 I first met Caitlin Hills when we parents serving on our children’s elementary school Parent Teacher Group.  This was during some of the darker days of school budgets.  Our PTG was working hard on fundraising in order to help off set some of the cuts in our budget.  Our PTG was the teacher supply budget that year! Caitlin was always there with her can do attitude. That same year, for the same reason, a group of concerned parents got together to look for solutions to our school funding issues. Caitlin was once again there supporting our community, our schools, our kids and our teachers, work she continues today as Chair of the RSU 71 School Board.

      As I have gotten to know Caitlin over the years I see how much she brings to every issue. Her passion for education is evident in her work as a school board member.  In that passion for education is also Caitlin’s understanding of how taxes impact the residents of our community.  It is this balance that Caitlin is able to bring to issues. It is her ability to listen carefully and thoughtfully that helps her understand the issues facing our community members.

     As a single mom Caitlin sees those issues first hand. She sees the need for affordable housing in our community. She is an advocate for affordable healthcare for all. As an adult daughter Catlin is also an advocate for our older citizens. 

     Caitlin, a life long Democrat, has shown her metal. Her experience in Washington working as an advocate for environmental issues developed her understanding of the legislative process. As the representative for Northtport, Belfast and Waldo she will use her experience, knowledge and understanding of issues and our community to build upon the good work already happening in our district. 

 

Sandy Wallace lives in Northport