Vote to Reelect
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.
As your State Representative, it has been an honor and a privilege to serve the citizens of Harrison, Bridgton and Denmark. As an Independent, my overarching goal was to represent the people of the district and not be beholden to the rigid structure of the established parties.
Although difficult at times, I saw significant progress made on a wide spectrum of issues such as healthcare, environment, property tax relief, broadband improvements, and many others. I personally sponsored and saw passage on three pieces of legislation related to environment, consumer rights and voting rights.
Unfortunately, COVID struck and turned our world upside down. It required an abrupt end to the legislative session and a declaration of a state of emergency. These unprecedented times have created many challenges, which will most likely continue for a while longer. The short legislative session resulted in many key pieces of legislation left unfinished, left to be dealt with after the election in November.
The crisis not only disrupted the legislative process in Augusta, but more importantly it affected us here close to home with job losses, closing businesses, school shutdowns and family quarantining, contributing to increased stress on our hardworking families and communities. The good news is our communities have shown their tremendous resilience and caring for one another. Here is a shout out to local government, first responders, non-profit organizations and individuals who have stepped up to the plate.
I am confident about a promise of a bright future for our families and communities. What can I offer? After being your representative now for two years, I believe I have demonstrated a high level of leadership, experience, and community knowledge. I have worked hard to represent you but there remains a lot of unfinished work to accomplish. My current term will be coming to an end but I am look forward to your support for my reelection in November. Please vote RISEMAN for State Representative for District 69, Harrison, Bridgton and Denmark on November 3rd. Think about casting an absentee ballot.
Candidate for Reelection
District 69 – Harrison Bridgton and Denmark
“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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