I am pleased to endorse former Rep. John Patrick for the open state Senate seat in District 14, a district that covers Jay and northern Oxford County. He is working hard to gain our support as demonstrated by the number of homes he is visiting throughout the sprawling district.

He served in the Maine House for eight years before being termed out in 2008. His proven record in the Maine House as a dedicated legislator shows that he knows how to serve his constituents and serve them well. He stayed in close contact with those he represented and will do the same as our state senator.

I hope other Democrats will join me in voting for John Patrick, the true Democrat, in the primary election on June 8. He can, and will, win the general election in November and will represent us well in the Maine Senate.

Claudia Jean Gilbert, Jay