I received a mailing from Sen. Garrett Mason recently, asking for my support. I will not be supporting him because he is trying to take us back 30 years. According to his voting record during the past two years, his position on women’s right to choose is similar to Rep. Todd Akin. That whole issue was settled 30 years ago.
He also joined Gov. Paul LePage in attempting to force the public to pay for K-12 religious education. Of course, this would result in much higher local property taxes for all, businesses included. Again, the public hasn’t been required to pay for religious education for 30 years.
I don’t mind if parents choose a private or religious school, but that’s their dime — not mine.
I want my property taxes to support the public schools, so I will be voting for a person who supports public education, Colleen Quint.
Laura Juraska, Leeds