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    Nicole Boucher

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    Christopher Kleeman

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Biographical Information

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As town infrastructure continues to age, we’re facing a tipping point between increasing maintenance costs and life cycle upgrades. Our school buildings, in particular, require over $20 million in repairs just to continue operating safely for our students, teachers, and faculty. Our schools are renowned not only in the state but also nationally—both Pond Cove and CEHS are National Blue Ribbon Schools. With the wonderful academics we already have in place, imagine what our students could go on to do with a facility designed for 21st-century learning and education.

I also would love to improve communication between residents and the council. It's important to keep a pulse of what is important to all citizens, to understand what they value about Cape Elizabeth and what their immediate concerns are. With COVID continuing to impact the community, town support and services are more important than ever.
I believe it's important to serve your local community and advocate for equity and inclusion for all citizens. That includes making sure all voices have the opportunity to be heard, acknowledged, and included in town policy planning and agenda topics.

In addition, I bring a fresh perspective that is often underrepresented in our community leadership as both a small business owner and a young parent. My strategic planning, Lean Six Sigma, and business management background is an asset to the community in evaluating upcoming budgets and initiatives.
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Campaign Phone (207) 420-6700
Campaign Email cskleeman@gmail.com
I love the town of Cape Elizabeth, especially the natural places, such as the farms, trails and beaches. But I also recognize the many challenges, such as implementing the Comprehensive Town Plan to thoughtfully develop the downtown and add much needed sidewalks and bike paths. I recognize the importance of developing infrastructure in a fiscally responsible way. I am hopeful that the town can expand recreational opportunities, such as an outdoor ice skating rink and other places to gather. Having 4 daughters in the Cape schools, I highly value the town's schools and library. I am excited to see the town adopt renewable energy, such as the solar project at the transfer station. As a physician, I think I can add value by helping to develop an emergency preparedness plan for the pandemic, working with local authorities, the Maine CDC and area hospitals. If elected, I vow to keep an open-mind, hear both sides, and do my homework so I can best represent the town and people's interests.
I have lived in Cape for 12 years. I am new to politics and have no conflicts of interest. My civic and leadership experience is in the medical field. I have been the Medical Director of the Dept. of Gastroenterology at Mercy Hospital for the past 10 years. I have served on the Medical Executive Committee for the hospital for the past 2 years. I am the immediate past President of the Maine Gastroenterology Society (2018-2020) and a member of the Maine Medical Association (2010 to present) and American Gastroenterology Association (2013 to present). I assisted my father and brother in founding the Biddeford Free Clinic in 1993 and volunteered there since its founding, serving patients with no health insurance, before it closed in 2015 after implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
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