Politics is a family affair

13 years ago

To the editor:
    I will never forget the past 18 years, growing up in the Willette household. Over the years, my father, Micheal Willette, has taught my siblings and I many things, but the most important thing he ever taught us was how to work well with others efficiently to get the job done. My sister Sophia and I have channeled that knowledge into great use, but most importantly, my brother, Alexander Willette, took that knowledge and is now following in my dad’s footsteps.
    I was so excited when my dad first got elected as District 5 Maine State Representative! His past two years as a state representative went by so quickly, and I’m so proud of him and his accomplishments for the city of Presque Isle. Just when I thought I couldn’t be any more proud of my family, my brother, Alex, announced to us that he was going to be running for the District 7 spot, the town in which we grew up in.
    The first thing that came to my mind when he told us this was I better remove all the objects in our house that could potentially be used as weapons, because we now have a Democrat and a Republican running in the family. Then I remembered how my father would always tell us the key to getting things done is being able to work well with others. I know that if my brother Alex gets elected, he and my father will put aside their political differences and work together in a bipartisan manner to do what’s best for their districts, because in the end that’s what counts most.
     The idea of having both my father and my brother working together in the Statehouse is something not a lot of people can say they have experienced. I have seen firsthand how my father and brother have worked together and all I can say is the Statehouse better watch out, because soon team Willette will be moving full speed ahead.
Maddisin Willette
Presque Isle