I am writing in support of Democrat Steve Rowe for governor.
I served on the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee when he was Speaker of the House. I watched him consistently take on some of the toughest fights and win for Maine people.
When Bath Iron Works’ parent company sought a tax break, he made sure that the deal protected good-paying Maine jobs. When others wanted to quickly spend Maine’s tobacco settlement money, he made sure those funds were protected for public health initiatives.
As attorney general, he successfully fought polluters and the Bush administration to keep our air clean, and fought big pharmacies to get Maine seniors cheaper drugs.
Steve Rowe is ready to take on Maine’s most important fight: creating good-paying, sustainable jobs. He has always fought and won for Maine people.
He will win this fight, too.
Richard Mailhot, Auburn