Harry Leslie, a lifetime resident of Maine, is a candidate for Brewer City Council.
“We have a beautiful city. However, nothing is so good that it can’t be better, nor so bad that it can’t be worse,” Leslie said. “I will work to make Brewer a better and more profitable place to live and work.”
Leslie has been active in many community organizations. He served on the Brewer Conservation Commission for nine years and the Zoning Board of Appeals for three years.
Leslie has been an independent grocer, and worked for a life insurance company for 35 years.
“Early in life, I was a given the good advice to always be a good listener,” Leslie said. “I have remembered and practiced this, and plan to in the future.”
Though many state-mandated programs are desirable, the city cannot afford some of them, he said. The implementation of those programs should be challenged, Leslie added.
“Sewer rates are increasing faster than the cost of postal stamps,” which must stop, he said.
Leslie also said that the city should hire from within whenever possible, thereby gaining faithful service.