When I met Zak Ringelstein, I shook his hand and told him I wanted to meet a man out to buy a Senate seat. He handled this challenge with humor and grace. He then told me his story: He is coming off a business success and wants to make a difference in these difficult times, and he convinced me he can.

I was initially concerned about splitting the vote that would otherwise go to Sen. Angus King, who has represented us pretty well in Washington. On the other hand, Ringelstein is not part of the millionaire’s club that is our current U.S. Senate, and he is refusing to accept any corporate or PAC contributions.

He and his family are smart, friendly and likeable. He and his wife are partners in this decision to step up and make a difference. Working to make a difference is what they did as teachers and entrepreneurs, and it is what he now hopes to do in Congress.

Ringelstein’s beliefs hold to Democratic values of family, love of country, equality, and liberty. He values a good education for all in our public schools and believes in making the planet healthy and sustainable. He believes in a strong military and caring for the soldiers who provide it, during their service and afterwards.

I recommend you check out his website, www.ringelsteinformaine.com, and read his platform. The more I hear from and about Ringelstein, the more I believe I have found my candidate for U.S. senator.

Priscilla J. Jenkins

Winthrop

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