From his profile: We have done many good things including economic development, adopting a Riverfront Plan, supported a new Comprehensive Plan, we kept taxes as low as possible when with a $1.1 million revenue cut from the State.
From her profile: I agree wholeheartedly in the city administrator and staff putting together and implementing a Downtown Neighborhood Action Committee. I disagree with the letter of support recently giving for a housing project that states the city will sell the land for $1.00, gives the buyers a waiver on applications, building permit fees, a reduction in code enforcements and a return of 50 percent of tax revenue for 15 years.
From his profile: I support the Council's work in investing in the downtown, expanding the city's acquisition and demolition program, adopting a "complete streets" policy, and trimming the city's budget to maintain a flat tax rate (notwithstanding the state's cuts to revenue sharing). I do not agree with the Council's allowance of fireworks use within the city.
From her profile: I am here to make decisions that would be of benefit to not only my Ward, but the entire City of Lewiston. I review all subject matter before each and every meeting and know exactly what I am voting on.
From her profile: I understand the frustration of spending thousands of dollars per year for taxes, only to see the money be wasted. I want voters to know that, if elected, I will not be a city councilor who votes based on personal views or beliefs; I will ALWAYS keep the best interests of the people of Ward Four in mind when voting. I am not afraid to go against the crowd if that is what is best for my neighbors.
From her profile: I am really excited about the opportunity to serve the people of Ward 5. We may not always agree on how to get there, but I am certain that our destination is the same: a vibrant, healthy, thriving city that we are all proud to call home!
From his profile: All you need to be happy is a safe place to sleep, meal a day and your health to be happy; everything else is extra. (learned while in India, Military )
From his profile: I have been fighting for this neighborhood for the past couple of years. I have been involved in several group efforts in helping improve the quality of life here in Ward 5. I feel that the best way I can really make a difference, is by running for City Council. There is a need for someone who has the ability to listen to other peoples concerns, and address them. The people in Ward 5 deserve to be heard. They deserve action. They deserve a champion. I am that champion.
From his profile: I appreciate the support that I have received over the past four years as a City Councilor. I hope to continue to serve the community. I will serve as I always have with one goal to try and make decisions that are best for the community.
From his profile: I ran for council two years age to represent the constituents of ward 7. In doing so, I consistently work for maintaining and increasing services that the tax payers pay for. The majority of the time I vote the way my constituents want. I do my best to work for the people of ward7 and all residents of Lewiston.
From his profile: In speaking with so many residents of Ward 7, it's clear our elected representative at City Hall is not listening, or engaged. My commitment if elected is to listen, engage and act. If not for these three qualities, why do we elect our leaders? A promise is often hard to keep; a commitment however, is a state of mind. On November 5, we can choose commitment or complacency.
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From his profile: Now that my daughter is in first grade I would like to bring my years of experience to help make our schools the best they can be. I have always been very careful on spending and I believe coupling that skill with my desire to get the best possible education for my girls; I will bring a unique ability to maximize quality with an eye on expenses.
From his profile: It is my opinion that on a scale of one to ten (with ten being the highest), in terms of things in life that are important to contribute to, education is a ten. It should be every school board member's primary focus at all times.
From her profile: I'm not running for the School Committee in order to grind political axes. On the committee, my only concern is the quality of education in Lewiston, not scoring political points or pushing pet causes. I feel that if you want a better future for Lewiston, the best thing you can do is work to improve our schools, and the only way to do that requires you to work with Democrats, Republicans, and independents.
From his profile: I know what it's like to be on the outside looking in as far as school is concerned. But I was able to overcome those challenges and attend college as a non-traditional student. I can honestly say that getting a college degree changed my life and enabled me to make a contribution to my community and state.
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From her profile: As a mother of three, I have had at least one child in the Lewiston School system every year for the past 12 years. I have a vested interest in the schools in Lewiston and I believe that being involved is the best way to help ensure that all students are given the education they deserve.
From his profile: I am running for the School Committee to bring the voice of a new generation to local government. As my generation, will bear the burden going forth, we should start taking an active part with regards to local governance.
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From her profile: I wish to bring my considerable computer and technology experience to the school committee. Not just to advance the education of children but to improve Power School and increase parents' involvement in their child's education.
From his profile: I am running for the at large seat on the school board in order to represent the entire community of Lewiston, and that means all our children from K-12, and never forgetting about members of our Adult Education Program and also those in special ed.
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