Because Libby Mitchell was an educator, she understands the importance of making sure that educators are certified, and that professional development is essential to their revitalization.

She supports educators having a voice in teaching, learning and working conditions.

She realizes that to attract the best educators, their expertise needs to be recognized and they should be given space to grow and some voice in their field.

She knows that educators who do not need to compete with colleagues for a higher salary are more likely to share best practices and collaborate in an environment where students’ interests are more important than personal profit.

She knows that, as community employees who retire under the state, benefits lag well behind other state employees.

Libby Mitchell is a voice of reason who can work with both parties and, in these difficult times, is the best-equipped to lead the state.

Jean Roy, Lewiston