Maine House Democratic candidate Kathleen Meil has received a string of high-profile endorsements for her election this fall. The support from organizations reflects Meil’s commitment to improving education, protecting the environment and promoting clean energy, and supporting the working people of Maine, according to a news release.

“I am proud and honored by these endorsements,” said Meil, who hopes to represent Rockport, Camden, and Islesboro starting next year. “This support reflects my background, the issues I’m passionate about, and the skills I bring to representing and working for our community.”

Meil, a former teacher with two children in the Camden-Rockport schools, says she was thrilled last month to receive the support of the Maine Education Association. In that endorsement, MEA President Lois Kilby-Chesley called Meil “the best choice for students, educators, and public schools,” and praised her commitment to public education. Fair school funding, which will strengthen schools and alleviate rising property taxes, is a priority for Meil.

Meil’s career in energy efficiency and green housing reflect her interest and expertise in smart energy policies that can lower costs, create jobs, and protect the environment. She has earned the support of the Maine Conservation Voters Action Fund, as well as Sierra Club Maine.

And her commitment to supporting the workers of Maine and their families is evident in new endorsements by Maine State Employees Association (SEIU Local 1989) as well as the Maine AFL-CIO. SEIU Local 1989 President Ramona Welton wrote that Meil is “the best candidate in [this] House race to represent Maine’s working families and retirees.”

Finally, Meil is a strong supporter of women’s health care, and is proud to have earned the endorsement of Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund.

“I’m passionate about supporting our community by strengthening education, protecting our environment, and looking out for the rights and health of working people,” Meil said about these endorsements. “I’m ready to work hard on these important issues in Augusta.”