Two years ago, a young man knocked on my door and wanted to talk about the problems Mainers face. He introduced himself as Eric Brakey. We talked about 20 minutes and I knew this young man would work hard for his constituents.

He delivered on every point that made life better for everyone. I cannot remember a politician who would talk to people and tell the truth and not forget them until the next election.

He’s a breath of fresh air.

A problem for Maine is the number of school superintendents — about 175. I believe that number could be whittled down to 17 — one per county, two for Aroostook County. That would mean more money to the classrooms. More downsizing would mean more money to teachers and students.

Florida does it with more students per county. Children there are in the upper tier, while Maine students are near the bottom.

Ollie Emery, Mechanic Falls

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