Terry Hayes, Maine's first independent State Treasurer, has more governing experience than any independent who has run for governor of our state in my lifetime. Her experience is also unique -- she's always been an outsider on the inside of government working to bridge the political divides and bring people together to solve problems. For these reasons and more I am honored to support Terry.
Our political system is broken. Maine's next governor will inherit challenges that no party candidate will be able to tackle effectively, despite the best intentions of some, because they are beholden to party leaders and to the special interests that are funding their campaigns. To fix the system and make government work for Maine people, we need to elect a governor who is unbought and unbossed. As the independent, clean elections candidate for governor, Terry is accountable only to Maine people.
To focus state government on solving our toughest challenges, Terry will assemble a team of the best people, regardless of their party or who they supported in the last election. She won't need permission from special interests groups on hires, fires, or policy decisions. Terry will be free to lead and to do what's right for Maine, not what's best for any political party or lobbyists.
We know that Terry can and will do this because it’s what she’s always done. She has a proven track record of standing up to special interests and bringing Democrats and Republicans together to solve problems.
If you supported me because you wanted to see independent, reform-minded leadership, I hope that you will join me in wholeheartedly supporting Terry. She's the real deal.
-- Eliot Cutler