Helpful to seek third term in Maine House – The Bethel Person

6July 2020

LEWISTON– State Rep. Jim Handy (D-Lewiston) is seeking reelection to the Maine House of Representatives for House District 58.

He is a Clean Elections prospect.

According to a written statement, the last 2 years saw Handy’s legislation to need insurance protection for hearing aids enacted into law.

Rep. Jim Handy”It’s pleasing to understand that lots of Mainers can now count on their insurance to offer coverage for these essential services. I have actually heard from many constituents who have informed me hearing aids have actually altered their lives, not only in your home among their family members, however in the work environment,” Handy stated.

Helpful likewise was instrumental in passing legislation to restore funding for Lewiston and Auburn’s school-based health clinics and others throughout the state, and he co-sponsored legislation to cap co-pays on the cost of insulin.

Useful stated his factors for running for reelection are rooted in the desire to assist Lewiston citizens and Mainers. “It has to do with the kitchen table conversations– how to spend for the doctor and those prescriptions or perhaps how to get to work,” he stated.

“Transport to work, to shop and to services readily available in cities like Lewiston and Portland is evasive for many,” he stated.

According to his declaration, Handy said the most instant difficulty for the next Legislature is ensuring Mainers’ health and offsetting the financial effects of the coronavirus. “State federal government requires to supply funding that enables our schools to resume safely and help families and businesses make it through the financial losses brought on by COVID-19,” he said.

Handy qualities his successes, in big part, to connecting to Republicans and independents. “Making good, sound policy does not take place without consisting of others to reach agreement,” he stated.

Born and raised in Lewiston, Handy is a graduate of Lewiston High School. He holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Southern Maine.

Helpful serves on the board of directors of Literacy Volunteers– Androscoggin and the board of SeniorsPlus, and formerly served on the board of Healthy Androscoggin, L/A Arts and Androscoggin Head Start.

He previously served on the Lewiston School Committee.

Useful and his spouse, Sharon, are the moms and dads of three grown children, all of whom graduated from Lewiston High School. He is utilized by L.L.Bean.

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