F. Smith: Methodical, conscientious


Susan Collins is a most excellent and dedicated U.S. senator. She follows in the tradition of Maine’s other long-serving great senators that I have personally known: Republicans Olympia Snowe, Bill Cohen, Margaret Chase Smith, Fred Paine and Ralph Owen Brewster; and Democrats George Mitchell and Ed Muskie. Each, while loyal to their party, was also loyal to Maine and the best interests of the U.S.

Methodical and conscientious in her work, Sen. Collins has been a strong advocate for Maine. Her open mind and willingness to work with the opposition at times has led to much successful legislation.

On Election Day, I will enthusiastically cast my vote for Sen. Susan Collins.

Fred Smith, Farmington