Having observed local politics closely for the past several years, I feel the need to share my views regarding the upcoming election for Androscoggin County sheriff.

Eric Samson has impressed me with his ability to understand the issues at hand and to effectively make decisions while taking into consideration the consequences today’s decisions will have on our future.

Samson has proven that he grasps concepts quickly and shows a willingness to address the issues with realistic expectations. It is that kind of decisive and consistent decision-making that needs encouragement in our elected officials.

Samson is the candidate we are fortunate to have on the ballot in the next election.

I hope others will join me in voting for Eric Samson for sheriff of Androscoggin County.

Armand Blais, Lewiston