23 Jun Laura Fortman
CANDIDATE FOR STATE SENATE SD13
representing Lincoln County except Dresden, plus Washington and Windsor
Information provided by the Candidate. Testimonials are quoted from printed Letters to the Editor.
"Laura will stand firmly for all women and families, providing healthcare and privacy in their choices."
“I know there are Maine parents who work hard and still struggle to feed their children because of the costs of childcare and medical expenses. Laura Fortman cares deeply about these families and understands the challenges they face.”
“Laura Fortman is a compassionate and motivated leader who has improved the lives of women and children. As a survivor of sexual assault, she has bravely worked for the health and security of women and children, and cares about the wellbeing of all Maine citizens.”
“Laura’s respect for everyday working citizens, her commitment to the rights of all our citizens, and her background in government and in the nonprofit sector make her an excellent candidate for the Senate seat representing District 13.”
“She has been instrumental in programs supporting job creation and retention, developing a skilled workforce, and matching people to jobs.”
“Laura is an example of what politicians should be…”
"[Laura] has the policy experience to address the long-standing gap between education and workforce needs in Maine. She knows firsthand how important it is to work on policy that will invigorate the synergies between education and the workforce."
“She understands government and how it works. She understands budget and finance. She understands how state policies affect our daily lives and she knows how to get things done.”
“Laura has lived in Nobleboro for over 30 years, grew up in a working-class family, was a working mom herself, and knows the importance of common sense solutions to economic problems.”
“In spite of all her accomplishments and invaluable experience, Fortman is one of the most accessible, down-to-earth people I know.”
“…Laura might be the most qualified person ever to seek a legislative seat in Maine. Her experience, her focus on public service, plus her winning personality make her the kind of person political parties dream of having run for office.”
“Laura Fortman is a powerhouse who has spent her life fighting for human issues, which also translates into economic issues.”
“Thankfully there are still a few calm, reasoned voices; voices of people who care and are willing to work hard to make things better. Laura Fortman is one of those voices and that is why I am supporting her for State Senate.”
“Several Years ago, I had the opportunity to work closely with Laura Fortman in her role as commissioner of the Maine Department of Labor. Laura’s leadership helped Maine win a large grant from the U.S. Department of Labor and, over the course of the next four years, she worked diligently alongside businesspeople and workers to improve my industry through innovative problem-solving.”
“I believe we are very fortunate that Laura Fortman is running for State Senate in District 13. …[S]he is known and respected across the state as a thoughtful, intelligent, and independent problem-solver and negotiator. …[O]ne measure of the respect she has earned was her 2007 induction into the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame."
“Consistent with Laura’s strong personal and professional standards, she has run a positive campaign and has focused on the issues that are meaningful to the people of District 13. In a political environment that is often fraught with negativity, Laura continuously demonstrates her solid insight and professionalism.”
“Laura is a genuine, sincere, and compassionate person. She is a champion for justice who I know will do her very best to serve us well.”