Letters to the Editor
Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 166, No. 42, October 20, 2004
Don't drive a wedge between neighbors
Davis is committed to Piscataquis region
Paul T. Davis of Sangerville has been a great Senator for the people of Piscataquis County and deserves to be re-elected. I recently gave the Senator a few hours of my time on a Saturday to help him put up some campaign signs in the Milo-Brownville area. A number of people, both Democrat and Republican approached Paul to thank him for something he did for them. Whether it was making a personal call, introducing a bill or just taking the time to talk with them directly and personally about their issue, they obviously were grateful that Paul was there for them. I was impressed with his ability to connect with these people and be a responsive state senator.
And another thins. Stenhen Stanley his Democratic opponent, it a fine man, but I am not so sure he is as responsive to the people of Piscataquis County as is Paul. Last year he introduced a bill to re-route the Mount Kathadin Trail from Rt. 11 in Milo and Brownville to 1-95 in Medway. With all that is happening in the KI (Kathadin Iron Works) Region with the recent purchase of land by the Appalachian Mountain Club, the timing could not be worse.
Changing this historic 1957 highway designation to re-route tourist traffic away from Piscataquis County would certainly have hurt area businesses along Rt.ll in our community. Please vote for Paul.
Support Paul Davis for state senate
I am writing in support of re-electing Paul Davis for state senator. Paul has shown strong support for the important economic issues that affect our area of the state. When Paul says he supports something, I can expect that his vote will reflect what he says.
Paul Davis' opponent is Stephen Stanley. For many years, Stephen Stanley was the state representative for my hometown. I can tell you from experience that Stephen Stanley's words – claiming to support important economic issues – do not match his voting record in Augusta. Don't take my word for it, go to the Maine Economic Research Institute (MERI) Web site and see for yourself – www.fixmaine.com. Stanley voted only 34 perceni of the time to support important economic issues. Paul Davis voted 93 percent of the time to support fixing Maine's economy.
Furthermore, Stephen Stanley failed to use his position as chair of the State Taxation Committee to pass important property tax reform legislation prior to the Palesky Property Tax Referendum vote. His failure to take a leadership role in property tax reform -could be devastating to the small communities of Piscataquis and northern Penobscot counties should the Palesky Referendum pass. I have witnessed Stanley's actions in Augusta and ask voters to prevent this from happening again.
Please support Paul Davis for State Senate on Nov. 2.
NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.