I am writing this letter in support of Republican Les Otten for governor in the June 8 primary.

I feel that he is the candidate most qualified to do the job for Maine.

He is a businessman, and job creation is priority No. 1 for Maine.

He is for efficiency. We have all experienced the opposite of efficiency in government and it is not a good thing.

He is a leader. He has started and run many businesses and knows what it takes to make a business tick.

He is a Bethel-area local and will take the region’s interests into consideration when we help vote him into office.

I hope others join me in voting for Les Otten for governor — the only candidate who has a real plan and the qualifications to make the plan happen for the state of Maine.

Peter Phelps, Newry