Age (on Election Day): 84

Party affiliation: Democrat

Occupation: Retired school nutrition director

Community organizations:

Hiram Congregational Church; Hiram Historical Society; Hiram Community Club

Hobbies, activities etc.:

Reading, gardening

Family status: Widow; 2 adult children

Years in Legislature: 6

Clean Election candidate? Yes

Committee assignments wanted:

Educational and Cultural Services

What is the most pressing problem in your district and what do you plan to do about it?

Loss of jobs, thus people moving away. Also schools, churches and stores are closing. Sadly, small towns are dying. Towns need guidance in attracting business. I would like to see something like a job fair with knowledgeable people available to citizens who would welcome advice.

Gov. Paul LePage wants to eliminate the state income tax. Do you support that? If not, why not?

No. That would deprive towns to receive even less help from the state. This situation is serious. Let’s not make it even worse than it is!

Are you willing to support raising the fuel tax to fix Maine roads? If not, why not?

If the price of gas remained reasonable, I could accept a small increase. However, I think there should be “stricter rules of the road.” Many roads have been re-surfaced this summer and unfortunately have already been damaged due to overloaded trucks and reckless drivers.

The relationship between the governor and the Legislature has deteriorated over the past six years. What can the Legislature do to improve that relationship?

The ball is in the governor’s court. I am sure much can be accomplished if he treated the legislators with respect.

What methods do you support to reduce opiate addiction in Maine?

The dangers that are a result of opiate addiction should be a wake-up call.The public should be better informed and temptation should not be easily available. I would support severe punishment for “dealers”

How are you voting on the referendum questions?

Question 1: No
Question 2: Yes
Question 3: Yes
Question 4: Yes
Question 5: Yes

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