Sen. Colleen Lachowicz, D-Waterville, doesn’t just talk about solving problems, she finds solutions. Whether it’s by advocating for senior citizens when the governor proposed cuts in the Drugs for the Elderly Program and cutting funds for people in assisted living facilities, Lachowicz cares for Maine’s most vulnerable citizens — the elderly, children and those who have disabilities.

My son Nick has Asperger syndrome, which is on the autism spectrum. Lachowicz sponsored a bill to expand medical coverage for children older than 5 who have autism. As a social worker, Lachowicz has witnessed many incidents in which the outcome in these children would be different if necessary treatment were available.

Lachowicz listens with an open mind and a caring heart and these are just a few reasons I am supporting her for re-election to Senate District 16 in November. Lachowicz is someone who will advocate for us all.

Heather Merrow