The Star-Herald

Make Bond first choice in voting booth

To the editor:

The voters of Maine’s 2nd Congressional District will have a serendipitous opportunity this November. It will be the first election using ranked-choice voting for federal elections, and a candidate worthy of exercising this new option will be on the ballot.

Her name is Tiffany Bond and she is running as an Independent for Congress. You may not have heard of her because she accepts no campaign contributions, and therefore, has no advertising. She asks that supporters, instead of donating to her campaign, invest in the district by supporting local charities and businesses.

Not since Bill Cohen walked the state in 1972 has there been a candidate more accessible, personable and caring than Tiffany Bond. Don’t take my word for it, ask her on social media.

She cares most about making good law. She has demonstrated this on social media by doing line by line analysis of a number of bills considered by the 115th Congress. Most in Congress don’t even read what they are voting on.

If you make her your first choice in November, and she doesn’t win, your vote for your party’s candidate will still count. No reason not to try someone and something new. Who and what we have now is not working for us.

Greg Smith

Presque Isle

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