In these challenging times, our community needs new leaders who demonstrate values of good character, good judgment and passion for excellence in every aspect of their life. We have such a leader in Matt Pouliot.

Pouliot, a Republican, would be a great new voice representing District 57. Pouliot grew up in Augusta and is active in our community. He’s a goal-oriented leader and understands the needs of people around him. Our next representative must be one who brings a new voice to the State House.

As a small business owner, Pouliot understands what businesses need to grow and create good-paying jobs here in Maine. He also wants to make government more accountable to the people.

All of this is why I will cast my vote for Pouliot on Nov. 6, I ask others to join me.

Meghan Russo

Augusta