Bettyann Sheats Announces HD 68 (Auburn) Run
From her campaign handout:
Dear friends and neighbors, thank you for taking an interest in my campaign. Here are the answers to questions I am often asked:
Why are you running for office?
For my children. I hope they will both be able to graduate from college and find work they find rewarding (both personally and financially) here in Maine. I believe we can create more opportunities for our youth here in Maine.
One of Maine’s great qualities is that legislators are so close to residents. People can get involved and have a positive effect. As Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” I want to be one of those people.
What is your vision for Maine?
“Maine –The Way Life Should Be” will only be a reality with the right leadership. We need reform in many areas. But cuts are not reform. Cuts cause unintended consequences. I would like to be a part of a shift to co-operation to find real solutions to real problems in Maine.
What is your education and training background?
I graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point in 1984. I trained and served as a Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot and Platoon Leader in Germany and New York until 1991. I gave it all up to put down roots and raise a family in Maine, and I’ve never regretted it.
What is your business experience?
I have owned and operated Finishing Touches Shower Doors for seven years. I install glass shower doors and shower surrounds in new homes and bathroom remodels. It allows me to use my engineering training and organizational skills, while having the flexibility to volunteer in several community organizations.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of my work is meeting other small business owners and homeowners and hearing their perspectives on Maine life.
Are you from Maine?
I have visited all 50 states and 22 countries with my family and with the military. When my husband and I left active duty, we could have lived anywhere. We chose Maine, USA.
For seventeen years Auburn, Maine has been our home. We have raised our children in Maine. I have built a successful business in Maine. My husband has turned down promotions when they would have required our family to leave Maine. Our dream is to retire here, surrounded by our children and someday their families.
Home: (207) 777-4537
Mobile: (207) 740-2613
Web site: BettyannSheats.com