Eliot Cutler, Gubernatorial Candidate
Last Thursday, August 26, I met with independent candidate Eliot Cutler at Bagel Central in Bangor.
"Well, you know, sovereignty -- no town is sovereign…I come at this in a different way…I don't use buzzwords, I don't like slogans, because they…disguise stuff…In Maine today, towns and cities are really important. They're important to all of us…I want us to be able to govern ourselves in ways that promote and preserve our civic culture and sense of community. But I also want us to do things in Maine -- provide public services in Maine…in ways that are cost-effective. And frankly…if I'm going to pay as a taxpayer in one part of the state the costs of public services…, all over the state of Maine…I have an interest..."