Democratic legislative leaders to hold Town Hall in Fort Kent

Posted: February 23, 2017 | Senator Jackson
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Jackson welcomes Gideon, Libby, Golden to Northern Aroostook for Can-Am Crown International

AUGUSTA — Democratic leaders from around the state will hold a Town Hall meeting in Fort Kent on Friday, March 3, as part of the weekend of activity surrounding the Can-Am Crown International sled dog race.

“The Can-Am is one of the premier events in Northern Aroostook, and I’m excited to welcome my colleagues to The County for the weekend,” said Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash. “While we’re all here, I knew we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to hear directly from the people of Aroostook. Lots of people haunt the halls in Augusta every day to bend legislators’ ears, but I believe it’s important for elected officials to get out of the State House, to hear from residents in their own communities about the issues that matter most to them.”

Sen. Jackson will welcome Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, as well as Assistant Democratic Leader in the Senate, Nate Libby, and Assistant Democratic Leader in the House, Jared Golden, both of whom represent Lewiston. Members of the local delegation will also be present, including Rep. John Martin, who represents Fort Kent in the House of Representatives.

All are welcome to attend the Town Hall, during which Sen. Jackson and Speaker Gideon will offer brief remarks before opening the floor to hear from residents.

“The work we do in Augusta has implications all across this State. To be effective and to have a real impact, that means we need to be present in every corner of Maine, listening and building solutions that work for all Mainers. I’m focused on long term solutions that strengthen all of us, from middle class families, to our kids and our seniors, while growing good paying jobs and a strong economy. I’m thrilled to be attending the Can-Am and look forward to hearing the voices of the Fort Kent community on these critical issues.”

WHAT: Town Hall with Democratic Leaders.

WHO: Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash; Speaker of the House Sara Gideon of Freeport; Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Nate Libby of Lewiston; Assistant House Democratic Leader Jared Golden of Lewiston.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 3.

WHERE: Nowland Hall, University of Maine at Fort Kent.