Anne Perry For The Maine House

Anne C. Perry is a resident of Calais and a candidate for the Maine House of Representatives district that includes Baileyville, Calais, Charlotte, Passamaquoddy Indian Township, Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point, Pembroke, Perry, Robbinston and Baring Plantation.

Perry is a family Nurse Practitioner who provides primary care to patients of Calais Regional Medical Services.  She earned RN, BSN, and MSN degrees and received the Nurse Practitioner of Excellence Award from the Maine Nurse Practitioner Assn. and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.  She is the mother of three grown children and has four grandchildren.

She is deeply involved in key local organizations.  Perry is a board member of the Regional Medical Center at Lubec, and the Maine Nurse Practitioner Assn.  She chairs the Board of Washington County: One Community, and is president of the St. Croix Area Rotary Club.  She is a member of the Board of Visitors at the University of Maine at Machias, as well as Eastern Maine Health Services, the parent of Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor.  She is the elected Vice Chief of Staff of Calais Regional Hospital.

“I want to tell you about one of my patients, “ Perry said.  “Last year, my patient became ill and lost time at her job and consequently she lost income.  When she wanted to renew her insurance, she learned she didn’t earn enough to qualify, and she makes too much to qualify for Medicaid.  She is cared for by Calais Regional Hospital, but the hospital must absorb much of the cost.

“Expansion of Medicaid is vital not only for my patient and others, it also is vital to the financial future of our hospital.   When I go to Augusta, I will support Medicaid expansion for the good of our community.

Also supported by Perry is preservation of state revenue sharing.  Area municipalities have scrambled to replace declining amounts of revenue sharing.  At one point, the Governor’s budget called for eliminating revenue share, and he also proposed that other local revenue be taken away from cities and towns and sent directly to Augusta.  “In Augusta, “ Perry promised, “I’ll work tirelessly to support local government to make sure cities and towns have resources to provide the police protection, the schools, and the roads you deserve.”

Perry also supports a minimum wage increase.  “The cost of every aspect of business, except the minimum wage, grew in recent years.  Those costs have been accommodated and so will a minimum wage boost,” Perry said, “and it’s long overdue.”

Voters in this region sent Anne Perry to represent them in Augusta four times.  Her ability to bring people together made her a legislative leader,  Perry srved as House Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, and the Insurance and Financial Services Committee.

“People in our region know me – and I know them,” Anne Perry said.  “That’s why I’m the best person to now represent you in the Maine House of Representatives.  I greatly appreciate your vote on Nov. 8.”