As an independent voter, I am often fed up with politicians who seem more concerned with winning an argument than winning back Maine’s future.

We need leaders who will work together to get the job done and move Maine forward. Matt Pouliot, Republican candidate for House District 57, is just the right candidate for the job.

As a young businessman who is active in community service, he will help to make state government an ally of small business owners like myself, not an enemy.

I have known Matt to be a kind and intelligent person who respects the opinions of others and works to convince, not argue with, those he disagrees with.

I encourage everyone — Republican, Democrat or independent — to vote for my friend, Matt Pouliot, on Nov. 6 and send a great advocate for effective government to the State House.

Tobias Parkhurst