Commitment and dedication

To the Editor:

Brian Hubbell and Paul Paradis are competing for election to Maine State Legislative District 35 representing Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isles, Southwest Harbor and the eastern portion of Mount Desert, and despite my best efforts to convince these two fine men to simply share the job, it appears that a choice must be made.

I had the good fortune to work daily with Brian as clerk-of-the-works on the Northeast Harbor Library’s construction project from 2005 through 2007, in which capacity I witnessed his commitment and dedication to the project, his wisdom and ability to explain and negotiate among differing opinions, his willingness to go the extra mile.  I also was peripherally involved in his opposition to Governor Baldacci’s ill-considered educational reform effort, and know first hand that his dedication to the education of our children is boundless. Brian understands and cherishes the varied character of our island people and communities.  Finally, I was privy to his dignified and polite response to injustice, and I therefore know his integrity is tested and proven.

I hope you will join in supporting Brian Hubbell’s election to our legislature, for he will bring to bear wisdom, commitment and civility we sorely need.

Robert R. Pyle,
Northeast Harbor
September 27, 2012