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


An independent thinker and good listener with the best interests of the community at heart

I write to express my personal support for Brian Hubbell, a local candidate for  the Maine House of Representatives.

Maine Conservation Voters, a statewide, non-partisan organization where I serve as board chair, also has endorsed Brian in his bid for the Legislature along with 97 other candidates seeking Maine House and Senate seats.

These candidates stand out for their demonstrated commitment to protecting Maine’s environment.

Brian’s campaign approach – Lets Work Together for MDI – sums up what will be one of the great strengths he brings to the job. A genuine interest and ability to work together to govern Maine are much needed qualities in Augusta (as well as Washington, D.C.).

In his years of service on our district school board, Brian has proven himself a leader and creative problem solver. He’s an independent thinker, good listener and has the best interests of the community at heart.

A candidate’s environmental ethic is only one lens I use to evaluate a candidate, but for me it’s an important one. Maine’c lean air, water, land, and wildlife are the roots of our economy and way of life. Our natural resources support good health, recreations, and well-paying jobs in every corner of the state. The set Maine apart and are our biggest competitive advantage.

Go, Brian!

Caroline M. Pryor,
Mount Desert