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House District 37 representative supports Mackey Andrews for State Senate

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To the Editor;
I support Sue Mackey Andrews for the District 4 Senate seat based on my work with Sue, as a professional and as an advocate for young children and families. When I was executive director of Woodfords Family Services, provider of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities, early intervention work with young special needs children were provided. I knew Sue then as an incredible advocating professional in Augusta insuring support for our programs with the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services.

Sue’s extensive research with other states revealed best practices in early identification, treatment, practices and family support tools. This commitment to early identification work assisted Maine agencies’ work with all children. Restoration of the Public Health Nursing program was one significant result.

Furthermore, Sue continues to live in Dover-Foxcroft despite long drives to Augusta and to other states for national consulting work. She is a notable and active part of the rural communities she serves.

My hope is that Senate District 4 views Sue Mackey Andrews’ expertise and commitment to serve as important reasons to elect her to the Maine State Senate.

Rep. Richard Farnsworth, D-Portland
House District 37

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