Falmouth Resident’s Priorities Include Lower Taxes, Referendum Process Reform
FALMOUTH –Falmouth Republican Cathy Nichols announced her candidacy this week for Maine Senate District 25 which includes Falmouth, Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Gray, Long Island, Yarmouth, and part of Westbrook.
Nichols’ professional experience includes providing policy outreach for the Manufacturers Association of Maine and more than two decades helping industry comply with environmental and safety regulations.
Nichols received a Certificate of Policy Analysis from the Muskie School at the University of Southern Maine and a B.S. in Soil Science, Soil and Water Conservation Specialization from the University of Wisconsin.
Within her community, she chaired the Townof Falmouth’s Recycling and Energy Advisory Team for one term and is now training as a volunteer firefighter with the Falmouth Fire and EMS Department.
Nichols said, “Maine is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. However, Senate District 25 needs a leader who understands the importance of maintaining a strong tax base and supports policies that give a hand up, not just a hand out. We need to keep our promise that Maine is open for business, and better prioritize spending so the needy receive help to stay healthy and improve themselves whenever possible.”
“However until we stop the abuse of the referendum process by people outside of Maine, we will continue having problems. The unintended consequences from these poorly-planned referendums are creating havoc with Maine’s economy. Outside interests should not be allowed to make policy in Maine.”
“I am committed to growing Maine’s economy by lowering energy costs, growing and properly training our workforce, and putting in place a predictable and competitive tax system that won’t discourage investment. At the same time, I am also committed to protecting and preserving our state’s natural beauty that we all enjoy.”
“I am grateful for the opportunity to run for state senate, and I look forward to meeting the voters and earning their support this November.”
“Cathy will be a tremendous asset to the Maine Senate,” Maine Senate President Michael Thibodeau said. “One of the most important battles we won in the past legislative session was the elimination of the three percent surtax, which was strongly rejected by the voters of this senate district. That tax increase would have been devastating to Maine’s small businesses and cost Mainers thousands of jobs. Cathy Nichols understands that Maine can no longer afford to be an uncompetitive and highly taxed state.”
Cathy Nichols lives in Falmouth with her husband and two boys.