On the Issues
Since my election in 2020 as Orono's State Representative, I've been a voice for just and evidence-based policy. I've been an active member of the Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee for 2 years, and in 2021, I was the lead sponsor of LD 937, a bill mandating the development of recommendations for incentivizing carbon storage in Maine soils.
Outside of my work in committee, I cosponsored legislation to create the state's first ALS incidence registry, helping scientists to better understand the trends and patterns associated with this debilitating disease. Additionally, I cosponsored legislation to address sexual misconduct on college campuses, holding perpetrators accountable while supporting and empowering those who experience sexual violence on their campus. I've also been a strong supporter of tribal sovereignty, voting for both LD 906, a bill that enabled the Passamaquoddy at Sipayik to access clean drinking water, and also LD 1626 (which unfortunately did not become law), which would have restored the right of the tribes in Maine to self-govern.
As Orono's Representative to the State House, I will continue to bring my perspective, experience, vision, and persistence to the work of implementing policies that help our community and Maine at large.
After each legislative session, my office put out a newsletter with the major highlights of what we accomplished. Here are the newsletters from 2021 and 2022: