DEXTER - Tammy Lockhart of Dexter, has announced her candidacy for the District 24 seat in the Maine House of Representatives. Lockhart, a former journalist and small business owner, said she will focus on the local economy and attracting quality jobs to the area if she is elected.
District 24 includes the towns of Dexter, Garland, Charleston, Ripley, Harmony and Athens.
Lockhart has an extensive record of community involvement. Lockhart has volunteered with the Corinna Health Building Project, the Dexter Playground Project, a not-for-profit day care, the Wassookeag preschool program, Dexterfest, the Abbott Memorial Library Board of Trustees, extra-curricular and in-class programs at SAD 46, and the Dexter Bicentennial Committee, serving as both publicity and parade chairman.
Lockhart is currently a member of the Alternative Energy Committee in Dexter finding ways to publicize energy saving projects for area homeowners and research alternative energy projects for the town. She also is a server at the Meals for Me program in Dexter. At Christmas and Thanksgiving, Lockhart helps out with the holiday projects sponsored by the Sunshine Club.
Lockhart is married to Robert Lockhart. The Lockharts have two children who graduated from the local school system. The Lockhart's son, Tom, is a sophomore at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, majoring in Power Engineering Technology. He is a member of the Mariners' Football Team. Their daughter, Julie, is studying Business Management at Emmanuel College in Boston and is working her way through college at the Red Sox souvenir store at Fenway Park.
Ten years ago, fire destroyed the Lockharts' home and Tammy Lockhart's home-based business which was devoted to the marketing of Made-in-Maine products. Lockhart credits the support of her neighbors and friends with helping the family cope with the loss.
Lockhart stated, "My family has been blessed by the support of our neighbors during hard times. Now it is time for me to give something back to a community which has given so much to me and my family."
"In recent years, we have seen manufacturing jobs leave central Maine while our unemployment rate soared. Now we must look to the future, aggressively pursuing sustainable jobs in the creative economy and alternative energy sources. I will be a strong voice for all of the citizens of central Maine and for the small business owners who are the backbone of our economy."
"No one will work harder than I will to bring quality jobs to our area. No one," Lockhart stated.
To get involved with Lockhart's campaign, contact her at 1-207-270-1324 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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