Letter to the editor: Dean Anderson 

Please vote for Janice Dodge

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 12:30pm

There is no doubt in my mind that Janice Dodge should be the person representing me and my community.. She is the current Representative for House District #97 Belfast, Northport, and Waldo. As a new legislator, she helped pass: 

LD 167 - Anti Food Shaming in Maine Schools

LD 176 - Act to Allow an Active Teacher to sit on the State Board of Education

LD 1878 - Resolve to study the use of Adjunct Professors in the College System

LD 414 An Act to Provide Intensive Case Manager for each county to use in a jail or reentry center was pending when the session ended in March.

Janice cosponsored many other bills during the almost two years she has served the State representing us and our needs. Jance grew up in Belfast and returned to the place that she loves after her retirement as a Music Teacher in the public schools. Rather than take a few years off, relax, travel, visit family and friends, Janice listened to friends and family and her heart to “get involved” with changing and improving policies that matter to her, Education, Health Care, Employment Opportunities, Justice, and Infrastructure. 

Working in a school system in Hancock County brought Janice into contact with folks from different backgrounds and means. She would expect the state and local communities to provide an up to date education to all living in the State of Maine. After all, she taught for thirty years in the Flanders Bay Community School District - Sullivan, Franklin, Sorrento, Winter Harbor, Gouldsboro and Steuben to provide exciting, challenging, stimulating, and caring music education to her students. 

Janice is a member of the Municipal, Coastal/Climate, Aging, and Young People’s caucuses. 

Lifelong member of the First Baptist Church, former Choir and worship team member

Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce - Volunteer Cruise Ship Greeter

From Above - Homeless Advocacy through the UUChurch of Belfast

Waldo County Education Association Retired - Former President

Maine Education Association 

Aging Well in Waldo County

As you can see, Janice Dodge has stayed connected to her community by actively working with local and state organizations. Please vote for Janice Dodge, House Representative District 97, this November. 


Dean Anderson lives in Belfast