We are at a critical moment when it comes to climate, economy and social justice. We need a deep will to accurately identify issues, consider all of our options, and work together while respecting differences. If we simplify or blame others, we will fail to accurately identify problems and solutions.
It is difficult to commit to a decision and, at the same time, to know that the course might need correction; we must be both courageous and humble. This requires trust and belief in a common good. This is what I believe is required of all of us.
It was an honor and a privilege to serve for six years on the South Portland City Council. When I chose not to run, I wanted someone I respect to be elected in my place. I believe Natalie West would make an excellent board member because of her integrity, knowledge, skill and compassion.
Letter to the Editor: White to Speak on Behalf of Business Owners as State Senator from District 25