To the Editor:
Candidate’s night last Thursday was quite an experience for me. It is far different being on the candidate side of the table. I would like to think that the answers provided were clear and succinct and were what I believe to be in the best interests of the residents of Wiscasset. However, I do realize an obligation to listen to others and I reserve the right to change my position on any issue when more facts become known or when others make more convincing arguments.
I don’t consider myself a politician. One question in particular, presented a real dilemma. Do I respond with a good political answer and gain some votes or do I respond honestly and possibly lose some votes?
I responded honestly and may lose some votes because of it. It is so easy to give people the answer they are looking for, but there is a need to be honest rather than politically correct. We may disagree on many issues, but I must be honest with you. I’ve learned a lot and have a lot more to learn. I can only do that by listening to people.
There have been some mighty fine people that I have met here in Wiscasset and they have gone out of their way to help me during this campaign. I’m not well known, but if after candidate’s night you believe I could benefit Wiscasset, then I need your support as well as your vote.
Edward J. Polewarczyk
Candidate for Selectman