Franco-Americans appreciate how Gov. Janet Mills, who speaks French, has shown support for the 25 percent of Mainers who are the state’s largest ethnic minority.

One of the first ceremonies hosted at the Blaine House was to receive a diverse group of Maine’s Franco-Americans, with the Quebec delegation, the French Consul General in Boston and the Haitian attaché, during a reception held during International Francophone week. During the Legislature’s Franco-American Day, with the ambassador of France, she spoke to attendees in French.

In Lewiston, she was a keynote speaker at the Franco-American Collection’s Franco-American Entrepreneurs exhibit. She visited the Acadian Archives at the University of Maine Fort Kent. With l’Alliance Francaise du Maine, she welcomed the new Consul General of France, Mustafa Soykurt.

Maine is fortunate to have a governor who enthusiastically supports the diverse cultures in our beautiful state and demonstrates her support for Franco-American heritage and French language.

Juliana L’Heureux, Topsham

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