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State Senate District 24

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    Matthea Elisabeth Daughtry
    (Dem)

  • Bradford Alan Pattershall
    (Rep)

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What are the greatest challenges facing Maine right now?

If elected, what are your top three priorities?

How will you encourage greater civic engagement among your constituents?

How will you support economic recovery in your district?

Campaign Phone (207) 370-9871
Campaign Email mattieforsenate@gmail.com
Twitter @mattieformaine
Finance Type Clean Elections
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This pandemic has uprooted everything in our community, state, and nation. All of the issues that initially motivated me to go into public service are still extremely important, but now need to be accomplished in tandem to helping our state survive this pandemic. We need to work tirelessly to help our state recover--and do so in a science-based way that ensures the safety and the physical and economic well-being of all Mainers. The pandemic has revealed stresses and inequities in our systems and has brought many institutions to the snapping point. Not only do we need to reboot, we need to change many things that clearly are not working. Whether it is completely altering our unemployment system, access to healthcare and PPE, supporting our schools, or strengthening broadband infrastructure across the state, we need innovative and creative solutions to move our state forward. We need to think outside of the box to make sure our state is strong in the years to come.
Working towards a robust and safe recovery for our state after the pandemic.

Ensuring that all Maine students have access to a quality education regardless of their zipcode. Also working to make college, post-secondary training, and apprenticeships accessible and affordable for all.

Combating the climate crisis that threatens so much of our way of life here in Maine.
First and foremost, continue to work to increase access to voting. I’m a firm believe in automatic voter registration and increasing our vote by mail systems. This is even more important now with our current pandemic.

Second, by actively seeking out constituent involvement through monthly office hours, forums on key topics, newsletters, and other voter outreach. The most important part of my job is to listen. My work is informed by all of you. I will work tirelessly to listen and learn from all of my constituents.
The upcoming legislative session will be a difficult one. We need to do everything we can to support our communities. It's clear that many of our state-based programs--such as unemployment--are broken and need to be revamped. We need to take a hard look to insure these programs are inclusive and work for all Mainers. State support is needed now more than ever. We need to prioritize financial relief to municipalities through emergency grants and restoration of revenue sharing. Our towns are facing some tough decisions and need all the support they can get to ensure that our schools and basic services are kept intact. Our small businesses will need creative and impactful solutions to make sure they survive this trying time. I am trying to weather this storm in my own business. Everyday it changes and you have to think on your feet to survive. I promise to bring that same skillset to Augusta, and consider every idea that can make our state not only survive but thrive in the years to come.
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