To me, outgoing State Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos has been an honest, savvy, knowledgeable and determined public servant. He’s been “Jeff,” easily approachable with a down-to-earth attitude and no-nonsense manner. No one ever had to wonder where Jeff stood on the issues, but he still listened when we saw things differently.

Jeff represented everyday people in matters large and small and stood up for our farmers, fishermen, and elderly with special care. In particular, I’m impressed by Jeff’s strong advocacy for fairness in our legal system — his passion for justice is palpable.

I thank Jeff Evangelos for ably representing my town and I in the Maine Legislature for the four terms he served. Now that the new Legislature is seated, I can’t ignore Jeff’s choice not to seek another term. But I can and do express my highest hopes for success as he pursues his future goals.

Charlotte Henderson