Weekly Democratic Address by House Speaker Mark Eves (N Berwick): “With Election Day behind us, now is the time to govern”

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House Speaker Eves: “With Election Day behind us, now is the time to govern”

The political ads on TV and radio are done. With Election Day behind us, now is the time to govern.

Speaker of the House Mark EvesGood morning, I’m Speaker of the House Rep. Mark Eves of North Berwick.

We are honored that the people of our state have put their faith in Democrats to run the Maine House of Representatives.

We are the People’s House and you can count on us stand strong for you while also coming to the table with Governor LePage and Republican legislative leaders.

Maine families deserve leaders who will set aside politics and ideology, and seek common sense solutions to grow opportunity for everyone.

-Our seniors deserve to have a more secure retirement right here in Maine.

-Our children deserve to have more opportunity to live and grow in our great state.

-Our working men and women deserve a raise! An honest day’s work deserves an honest day’s pay.

If you work full time you should not live in poverty. Too many women and men in our state are working harder and harder for less and less. It is time to raise the minimum wage.

We are committed to holding the line for the middle class in our state. And we have an opportunity to work together to do so.

Democrats and Republicans can see eye to eye on property tax relief on lowering energy costs and helping seniors and veterans. We must focus on areas of common ground not issues that divide us.

As a former family therapist, I know first hand how to listen and bring people together. And as a father of three young children, I care deeply about ensuring a strong future for our state.

Too much is at stake for leaders to put their party ideology ahead of common sense solutions.

As Speaker of the House, I promise today to always seek progress and not get caught up in the pettiness of politics. I commit that the House of Representatives will always seek what is best for our economy and our people.

In the words of President John F. Kennedy, “Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”

Let’s determine our future together.

Thank you I’m Speaker of the House Mark Eves of North Berwick.

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One Response to “Weekly Democratic Address by House Speaker Mark Eves (N Berwick): “With Election Day behind us, now is the time to govern””

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Thank you, Rep. Eves! I’ll be cheering you on and the legislature in the coming season. I’m a retired educator, who wants to stay in Maine. I hope this is feasible! The thought of moving away is not for me. But I want to believe that the needs of Maine’s senior citizens, all classes, will be met. Transportation, doctors, nurses, home care folks, and the ability to manage with our pensions and insurance. Encourage folks, who want to look after Maine senior citizens, with incentives, respect, money for college, etc. Don’t just call us when there’s an election. Make us feel that we are more than a vote. Thanks.


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