The 25,000-member Maine Education Association has endorsed Green Independent Candidate Lynne Williams of Bar Harbor over the Republican and Democratic candidates in a closely contested Hancock County race for State Senate.
“I am honored to receive this endorsement,“ Williams said, “I have spent many years, both before attending law school and as an attorney, working with schools and teachers. Much of my practice is special education law, and I am always particularly impressed with those whose calling is working with children. This endorsement is very meaningful to me and I look forward to having MEA members involved with my campaign.“
Williams is the Maine Green Independent candidate for State Senate in District 28, coastal Hancock County. The seat is currently held by Dennis Damon who is barred by term limits from running for re-election. The district includes Ellsworth, Hancock, Sullivan, the Schoodic Peninsula, Sorrento, the towns on Mt. Desert island, and many of the towns on the Blue Hill Peninsula, as well as Deer Isle and Stonington.
Williams noted that the endorsement from a major organization like the MEA was an indication that a Green Party candidate was a viable choice for voters in Hancock County.
Founded in 1859, the MEA is a professional organization advocating for its members while inspiring them to be leaders in the educational process. The MEA is an affiliate of the National Education Association.