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  • Scott Wynn Cyrway
    (Rep)

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    Hilary D. Koch
    (Dem)

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Campaign Phone (207) 331-5322
Campaign Email info@hilarykoch.com
Campaign Website http://hilarykoch.com
Twitter @hilaryforME
Finance Type Clean Elections
State Senate District
We have had problems facing our economy, educational, and healthcare systems long before COVID19, but the pandemic has amplified them. Tacking these challenges requires creative and critical thinking, as well as an understanding that each person’s needs may be different.
1) Job creation/education - with a focus on trade skills. This must include strengthening our public educational system and increasing educational opportunities. 2) Increasing access to affordable and quality healthcare and prescription drugs. 3) Protecting our environment and supporting renewable energy and sustainable practices.
We know we are stronger when we work together. To build on the great work that is already being done within our communities, we need to identify areas of need and then work collaboratively to set realistic goals and plans of action to achieve them.
Maine revenues are in severe decline as a result of closures from COVID19. Municipalities have often made up for shortfalls by raising property taxes, but Mainers cannot shoulder the burden; they are already hurting. The state must first focus on job-creation and continued support for local businesses in order to attract new residents and employers. Still, lawmakers will have to cut spending. Ultimately, we have to strive toward fully restoring revenue sharing to strengthen our districts.