LaChance announces run for re-election to Lewiston council

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LEWISTON — Lewiston native Mike Lachance announced his bid for re-election as Ward 7 city councilor.

In a written statement, Lachance cites his representation of the residents he serves with a record of results as the driving force for his re-election bid.

“When I took office, our ward was lacking initiative and responsiveness on the council,” he said. “By listening to residents, taking action and then producing results, the real benefit of being a city councilor has become clear; the great reward is being the voice of residents and producing results for them in City Hall without selling out.”

While in office, Lachance led a successful effort to place the city’s restaurant health inspection reports online early in 2014. He helped stop a citywide property tax increase in fiscal year 2015, then helped cut Lewiston’s borrowing to an unprecedented 45 percent below the bonding limit for fiscal year 2016, according to his statement.

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Lachance voted against placing bicycle lanes on Lisbon Street and does not support funding undocumented foreign nationals and asylum-seekers using taxpayer dollars.

With his re-election campaign underway, Lachance said he will continue to be the voice of Ward 7.

“I’ve listened to neighbors from the entire ward voice opposition to the pay-as-you-throw trash program and this program will not receive my support or vote. Whether it’s a rain tax, snow tax or trash tax, Lewiston’s spending problem needs to be handled with a responsibility to the taxpayers, not with a never-ending stream of new fees and taxes.”

Lachance attended Holy Cross School in Ward 7 and was raised in Lewiston, Auburn, Buckfield and Turner. He has also lived in Arizona and Bangor. He and his wife, Kristy, are the parents of two children, ages 8 and 20.

Employed at Neokraft Signs in Lewiston for 10 years, Lachance also owns a small photo restoration business, Central Maine Photo Services. For more information, visit lachance2015.com, or “Councilor Mike Lachance” on Facebook.

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