Sen. Daughtry, Brunswick House Representatives present legislative sentiment to Kathy Wilson

Posted: February 09, 2024 | Senator Daughtry

AUGUSTA ­­— On Thursday, Sen. Mattie Daughtry, D-Brunswick, Rep. Poppy Arford, D-Brunswick, Rep. Cheryl Golek, D-Harpswell, and Rep. Dan Ankeles, D-Brunswick, welcomed retiring Brunswick Town Councilor Kathy Wilson of Brunswick to the State House. Sen. Daughtry and the Brunswick House Representatives presented a legislative sentiment to Councilor Wilson. She served three terms on the Brunswick Town Council.

“Through the years, I have been very lucky to be represented by Kathy Wilson on the Brunswick Town Council,” said Sen. Daughtry. “As a fellow Brunswick native, Kathy and I share a deep commitment to this community. Kathy has been a kind, compassionate, and generous advocate, helping Brunswick while it experiences rapid changes, whether it’s navigating the housing market, organizing Brunswick Pride, or preparing the town for climate change.”

“I have grown to know, respect, and deeply appreciate Kathy and the courageous woman she has proven herself, in so many ways, to be – including her leadership in the LGBTQ+ community and tenacious work for marriage equality,” said Rep. Arford. “Kathy marched in the very first Pride parade in Portland, empowering people who live in the dark shadow of prejudice and discrimination.”

“I’ve known Kathy for almost as long as I’ve lived in our town, and for five years we served together on the Brunswick Town Council,” said Rep. Ankeles. “Kathy leads with her heart and acts out of a deep love for her fellow residents. I was so happy to honor her tireless efforts on behalf of our community today.”

“Kathy Wilson is a shining example of what it means to be a caring and compassionate leader who freely gives whenever she can,” said Rep. Golek. “We are fortunate to have such an amazing human being and advocate in our community whose contributions have benefited our entire state.”

Kathy Wilson is a professional dog groomer, partly retired. She has lived in Brunswick for her entire life. She served as an at-large Brunswick Town Councilor for six years. During her time on the Town Council, she advocated for school funding, older Mainers and Mainers on fixed incomes, LGBTQ+ equality, animal welfare, and climate action.

A legislative sentiment acknowledges and recognizes academic, athletic, civic, professional or service-related accomplishments.

From left: Rep. Cheryl Golek, Kathy Wilson, Sen. Mattie Daughtry (center), Rep. Poppy Arford, and Rep. Dan Ankeles