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These are truly unprecedented times and I have been working really hard for the people and communities of District 69 and Maine. I am pleased to report there has been great progress on a wide spectrum of legislative issues and at the same time I was able to provide important constituent services. I am truly confident about the promise of a brighter future for all of us and continue to be enthusiastic and willing to work for you. - Walter Riseman
My first term as your district legislator is almost complete. During this time I found my prior experiences provided me a solid base of understanding around many of the complicated issues of importance to my constituents.
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OPEN LETTER TO THE DENMARK, BRIDGTON, and HARRISON District #69 Constituents:
I am running for reelection as an Independent because I want to represent people and not political parties. Too often decisions are made because of political posturing and not because of the wants or needs of the constituency they represent.
Voters continue to be frustrated and angry about the ability of our government to get things done. Too often, extreme ideologies stand in the way of progress and leadership refuses to move towards compromise.
This is where LEADERSHIP plays a key role. I have a proven record of leadership. I believe that for the legislative process to work more effectively it will require working the process from the middle out and not from the outside in. What this means is we have to recognize and accept our political differences but more importantly seek solutions that best serve all of our constituencies. As your Independent Representative, I will strive to work with all like-minded lawmakers to find the best solutions to issues that will bring solutions.
Another reason for supporting me is my vast EXPERIENCE of over 30 years. I have been a small business owner, a Chief Financial Officer of a community action non-profit, a former foster parent and an adoptive parent of a special needs children. I understand the community, especially after having been involved with many of the issues affecting our citizens' lives including poverty, affordable housing, transportation, economic development, and education.
Please vote for me in 2020. I am ready to continue in my role to make things WORK!
“Walter Riseman is one of the most dedicated people I know when it comes to helping others, not only in his private life, but his professional life as well. Walter puts his decades of experience being the CFO of a large corporation and his years of being a small business owner himself to work for others whenever needed.”
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