Our Values

We in Hancock County believe in the power of a caring, compassionate community, common purpose, and working together for all.

Voting rights are essential to American Democracy. 

We work to protect and strengthen our democracy by ensuring that every vote counts. 

Everyone does better when everyone does better. 

We stand up for the rights and freedoms of everyone regardless of race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, age, dis/ability, socioeconomic status, or national origin. 

Equal opportunity starts here at home in Hancock County.

Community-focused equal opportunity starts with our hard-working families and our children: a living wage; safe and affordable housing; reproductive rights; affordable child care; world-class education for all; and fair family leave policies. We work to preserve our legacy of trades and crafts. We support local business and manufacturing, along with the infrastructure that makes it happen, from roads and bridges to broadband. We honor the service of our veterans and provide them and their families the support services they have earned. We look out for our most vulnerable community members, and provide a leg up for those who need it. We recognize that fair and humane immigration supports our local and national diversity and strength.  

Health care is a right, not a privilege.

We fight for universal healthcare for everyone: quality, accessible, and affordable for all. We also believe that protecting public health is a vital government function.

Our environment and climate demand our attention and action. 

We cherish and rely upon our abundant natural resources here in Hancock County and work to protect our woods, ocean, water and air for our families, our farms, fisheries, and tourism, and all ecosystems and businesses that depend on them. We support sustainable environmental and economic policies that promote well-paying jobs for Mainers well into the future. 

We work for economic fairness and security. 

We believe that the unjust influence of powerful elites has led to unfair tax laws and unequal regulation, concentrating too much wealth in too few hands, constricting economic growth and threatening our democracy. Workers need to have safe workplaces, fair wages, and the freedom to bargain collectively. We support comprehensive policies that limit the influence of money in politics. 

Integrity, honesty, and truth: they matter.

We believe it is important for our leaders to speak with honesty, deliver the facts, lead with integrity, and strive to live our values. We believe in civil discourse, accountability, and the rule of law. We pledge to act in truth and good faith to preserve our democracy against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

We are patriots who defend the Constitution and support our country dedicated to freedom and justice for all.