Grohoski gets the job done



Dear Editor:

Elected officials are often criticized for their lack of engagement with their constituents and for lack of concern about the issues they face. Ellsworth and Trenton are lucky to have Rep. Nicole Grohoski, who not only engages with her constituents but works hard for them and for all Mainers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought incredible stress to the Maine economy and has brought the highest rates of unemployment since the Great Depression. During this fraught time, Rep. Grohoski has been a fierce advocate for the people of Ellsworth and Trenton. She voted in favor of appropriating $27 million to the Maine Department of Labor to help Maine’s newly unemployed. She has helped our local small businesses navigate the safe reopening process. Through text messages, phone calls, social media and email, Rep. Grohoski engaged in personal interactions with hundreds of constituents during the peak of the shutdown. Not only did Rep. Grohoski help her constituents understand the programs they could access, but she also made sure that they succeeded in getting the assistance they deserved.

As a cartographer and staunch supporter of conservation efforts, Rep. Grohoski’s voting record reflects her desire to protect the environment that supports the livelihoods and quality of life of the people of Ellsworth and Trenton. As a member of the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities, and Technologies Committee, she voted for and sponsored bills designed to protect the pristine integrity of our environment while supporting our clean energy economy. For those following her voting record, it will come as no surprise that Maine Conservation Voters has endorsed Rep. Grohoski for her “steadfast vision to conserve our natural legacy.”

Rep. Grohoski has made it her top priority to connect with her constituents, understand their views and vote for their interests in Augusta. She has shown that one voice from two towns can make waves across the entire Pine Tree State. Support Nicole Grohoski’s re-election in November to ensure the voices of Ellsworth and Trenton continue to be heard across Maine.

We are all in this together.

Rene Augustus La Casse

Trenton

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