To the Editor:
Last November, David Trahan of Waldoboro telephoned me to offer his assistance in collecting signatures for the citizen initiated petition to repeal the school consolidation law. I gladly accepted his offer of assistance.
Since we have both served in the Maine House of Representatives, we shared a common background and interest. We quickly became friends and have talked regularly about ways to get the school consolidation law repealed.
One of David’s achievements while he was a member of the House of Representatives was legislation that created the non-partisian OPEGA (Office of Public Evaluation and Government Accountability). When it was proposed last spring to eliminate the appropriation for this office, David hurried to Augusta and convinced his former colleagues to maintain the funding for this very function of state government.
David has more knowledge about the current school funding law, known as Essential Programs and Services than almost anyone I know. He would be a valuable member of the Maine Senate with his knowledge of the current school funding law and his commitment to repeal the school consolidation law.
Skip Greenlaw, Stonington