Support for Lisa Keim
To the Editor:
In the last two years, I have had the opportunity to get to know Lisa Keim, as her daughter Summer shares some classes with my daughter Jackie. Lisa is mother to three children and she wants to make sure her kids have the best chance they can have growing up in an area that is economically vibrant, and where they can hopefully settle down, find a decent job, and raise a family of their own. Seems to me sometimes that Maine's biggest export is our young people, and I am not sure if my girls will be able to stay here and find good jobs in a few years. Lisa Keim would like to cut taxes, create jobs and do what she can to help make life affordable for all of us.
I have been thinking about writing a letter to the paper for Lisa and this morning something happened that made me stop thinking about it and finish writing it. On my way to work, I was waiting for traffic in Peru by the fire station, I noticed the Sheryl Briggs sign. I sat there and thought about how tired and faded it looked. I realized how many times in the last several years I had seen the sign, but I have not seen many positive changes that help our area.
I think it is time to try something different, to give someone new a chance. If there is one thing I have learned in 27 years in business and 18 years of being a mom, it is that things change every day, like it or not. You have to be willing to learn new things, to try things you may not be able to do and work as hard as you can to reach your goals.
I believe that Lisa Keim will take all of us to Augusta with her and she will vote for us. She is motivated, ambitious, has strong family values and could make a difference in the River Valley. Please consider giving her you vote, giving her your ideas and giving her a chance in Augusta. We need a fresh voice, a new way of thinking and not more of the same.
Lolisa M. Windover