The Maine State House towers over a fog bank rising from the Kennebec River on a chilly morning, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, in Augusta, Maine. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty / AP

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I am an independent. I have also been referred to as a deplorable and now maybe a homeland terrorist. But no matter what name, I am one that makes my decisions by what the candidate stands for and their character. Needless to say, Gov. Janet Mills won’t be getting mine.

In the past few weeks I have had the pleasure of meeting and talking to a candidate for state representative for District 37, covering the towns of Prospect, Searsport, Stockton Springs, Winterport and Frankfort. That candidate is an extremely intelligent and qualified young woman,  Reagan Paul. As a small business owner she will support any pro-jobs and pro-growth policies and reduce government red tape. Paul is also an avid outdoors woman and vows to protect our outdoors heritage and preserve our hunting and fishing rights. She is a strong supporter of our Second Amendment rights and our Constitution.

Paul is also a varsity girls basketball coach and knows our kids deserve to be protected from Critical Race Theory and hyper-sexualization and she will give parents the right to decide the best education for their children and not that of the government unlike other candidates. If people want someone to bring truth, common sense, justice, integrity, economic recovery and liberty back to the state of Maine, it’s Reagan Paul they need and should vote for.

Randall Bryant

Searsmont