I have proudly served with Sen. John Patrick for four years in the Maine Legislature. He has always focused on jobs, veterans, seniors and education. He serves on the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee and chairs the Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee.

He has received accolades for his handling of the many contentious issues which we hear on the Labor committee. He blends his common sense approach with his belief in people.

His campaign is about going door to door to every home so he can meet people and discuss the issues of importance to each citizen. Campaigning door to door in Livermore and Livermore Falls, I was amazed that he had already visited so many homes.

I will be voting to re-elect John Patrick as state senator.

Paul Gilbert, Jay

Editor’s note: Paul Gilbert is the Democratic candidate for House District 74.