LETTERS: Two votes for Koch

To the editor:

I spoke to an ironworker from Waterville at an actual in-person event this month in Clinton. We talked about our local State Senate race. He was undecided whom to vote for. This surprised me.

I told him that in our Senate District #16 (Albion, Benton, Clinton, Fairfield, Unity Township, Waterville, and Winslow), Democratic candidate Hilary Koch was the way to go. And when it comes to supporting workers, that it wasn’t even close.

Hilary Koch has been endorsed by the Maine AFL-CIO, MSEA-SEIU Local #1989, and MEA (that’s laborers, office workers, teachers, and their retirees).

Her Republican opponent, Scott Cyrway, has consistently voted against workers’ interests in Augusta. In fact, Cyrway came within just one legislative vote from receiving a zero percent rating from the MSEA, which is mostly state employees.

This local ironworker was happy to learn about Hilary and said he would join me in voting for her next month on Election Day. I told him our fellow local laborers appreciated this, since she will support worker rights and protections in Augusta.

Voters in Albion, Benton, Clinton, Fairfield, Unity Township, Waterville, and Winslow are lucky to have such a State Senate candidate as Hilary Koch to back this year.

Please show support for your local laborers, teachers, and other workers by voting for Hilary Koch over the next few weeks. Thank you for doing so.

Mike Hein


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