SACO – Rep. Justin Chenette recognized veterans of the Vietnam War at an American Legion event in honor of Vietnam Veterans Day held on March 29.
“Together we must honor, respect and thank our brave heroes who put their lives on the line,” said Chenette, D-Saco. “As a state legislator, it has been my goal to be not just a resource for our veterans, but to see what they need. That is why I formed ‘Support Our Heroes,’ a community-based committee that works with area veterans and veterans-support organizations.”
Most recently the committee organized a Welcome Home Rally and a Veterans Resource Fair for Vietnam veterans in the community.
"It’s Justin’s time!
Justin knows the community. For the last 6 years he has attended almost every event that I have attended in Saco, OOB, Buxton, Limington and Hollis community. He has marched in the parades, knocked on doors, made phone calls in the area. He works hard. He knows the people. He knows the issues.
Justin has the experience. He has served 4 years in the House and for the last 2 years has served on the criminal justice committee which is one of the most challenging committees dealing with the heroin epidemic, domestic violence, and alternative sentencing to address over crowding in our jails.
Justin will work for you! He is the hardest working, busiest legislator. I know he is everywhere! At events for seniors, veterans, schools, non-profits. And most important dealing directly with constituent issues.
It’s a new era in politics. We need fresh ideas and people willing to take a stand. It is Justin’s time!"
~ Senator Linda Valentino
SACO - State Representative Justin Chenette (D-Saco) has announced a bid for the state senate seat that will be vacated by long time legislator, Sen. Linda Valentino.
Valentino made the announcement of her retirement from politics Sunday afternoon at the Saco and Old Orchard Beach presidential caucuses. She is also set to endorse Chenette in what is believed to be a contested Democratic primary.
Valentino represents District 31 in the state senate, which includes Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Hollis, Limington, and part of Buxton and has served a collective 12 years in the legislature.
“We have an opportunity to hit the reset button at the State House, to expand upon the consensus building and strong advocacy efforts of Sen. Valentino,” says Chenette. “I hope to continue her legacy of fighting for our community and bringing both sides together to better our state.”
PPH: State Reps. Barry Hobbins and Justin Chenette, both Democrats from Saco, say they plan to run for her seat in the Maine Senate
Democratic state Sen. Linda Valentino, a longtime legislator from Saco, is expected to announce Sunday that she will not run for re-election, according to several Democratic sources.
Reps. Barry Hobbins and Justin Chenette, both Democrats from Saco, announced Saturday they each plan to run for her seat. The Saco legislators said that Valentino plans to announce her decision to retire from politics following the caucus on Sunday.