Skip Herrick is running for the Legislature, where he has the potential to make a difference.

We have known Herrick for about 40 years and have seen him step up to increasingly responsible public positions, including Paris police chief and Oxford County sheriff. His calm, confident, measured manner supports a warm but serious intent to resolve issues fairly and without rancor.

Most recently, he joined the then-troubled board of selectmen here in Paris. He stayed long enough to help return our local government to normal — a far more pleasant state of affairs.

We believe his unique attributes are just what is needed in Augusta. Skip Herrick will cross the aisle; he’ll unite and he’ll get things done, thoughtfully, pleasantly and fairly.

Hank and Susan Emerson, Paris

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