Senator Susan Collins

" Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess has proven she can be a force to be reckoned with. During her first term in the Maine State Legislature she worked hard to understand all the many complicated issues that face our state and advocate for the residents of House District 108. She also turned her passion for cancer awareness into action and created the new breast  cancer speciality license plate that will be released this October to raise awareness and funds for several Maine based breast cancer organizations. Maine and her constituents are truly lucky to have such a dedicated representative."


U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe

"I have had the privilege of knowing and working with Meredith Strang Burgess for many years. She is an outstanding State Legislator for the people of Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Long Island and part of North Yarmouth. Meredith is a passionate advocate who faces challenges head on. She is an experienced small business owner, mother of three wonderful sons, community leader and volunteer. As a breast cancer survivor she has turned her personal challenge into a statewide crusade for better early detection, patient education, outreach and treatment. The women of Maine already owe Meredith a great deal of gratitude for her leadership, which she will continue to provide in the State House. I am proud to call Meredith a friend and hope all the residents of House District 108 join me in supporting Meredith Strang Burgess on Election Day."


Peter K. Bingham, School Board Member and Cumberland Resident

"Meredith kept the MSAD 51 Board, district administrators, planning officials, and the public constantly updated during the recent school consolidation activity.  Her service on the Education Committee was a great help in this process"


Sen. Karl Turner, Senate District

"Meredith was one of the freshman stars in the 123rd Legislature. She brought a strong interest in K-16 education along with considerable private sector experience to the Legislature's Education Committee. Her constituents are fortunate to have someone of Meredith's caliber represent them in the Maine House."


Joe Loring, Cumberland Republican Town Committe Chair

"She's the bomb!"


Carolyn Murray - former Cumberland Republican Town Committee Chair and 39-year Cumberland resident

"Meredith HAS made a difference in the legislature in her first term and we need to send her back to Augusta.    She has exhibited energy, knowledge, passion and commitment to the job and deserves a second term to continue her efforts."


George S. Turner - Cumberland Town Council and Cumberland Resident

"Meredith Burgess brings common business sense and fortitude to a legislature burdened for 30 years by misguided policies masquerading as compassion. We need her to continue the quest for fiscal sanity in Augusta."




The Alliance for Maine's Future

"On behalf of the Board of Directors of the AMF Maine Prosperity Political Action Committee (AMF PAC), we are proud to endorse your candidacy for the Maine legislature. In making its endorsement, the AMF PAC considered several criteria including your views and/or record on issues of concern to Maine's business community, your civic and professional experience and your commitment to run a vigorous campaign. We also weighed whether the AMF PAC endorsement could help make a difference in your success. We certainly hope so.

"The AMF PAC is part of the Alliance for Maine's Future, one of the largest grassroots business organizations in Maine representing hundreds of employers across the state. The AMF PAC is committed to supporting candidates like you who recognize that when a successful private sector is supported and nurtured, it also can meet the reasonable needs of both the public and non-profit sectors. We believe that you have the qualities that can make a difference in the Maine economy through elective office and we applaud your willingness to serve.

"We have informed our members of your endorsement, many of whom have employees in your district.

  "We encourage you to also inform the people of your district that you have received our enthusiastic endorsement and ask them to consider four stubborn facts of the Maine economy that must be addressed if we are to get Maine headed in the right direction:

  1) Health care costs in Maine are higher than in New Hampshire due to state laws passed in Augusta. (On-line estimate from for a single 50 year-old person - Maine: $864 per month vs. New Hampshire: $329 per month)

  2) We are losing more than 5,200 of our young graduates every year to better out-of-state job opportunities. -  (US Census / Deloitte Consulting)

  3) In 2005, Maine was ranked as the second worst state in the nation for economic activity. Hurricane-torn Louisiana was the worst.   -  (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)

  4) Maine's state and local tax burden has been the highest in the nation since 1997.  - (Tax Foundation)"

Maine Bankers Association

"We appreciate the attention you have given banking industry issues and the positions that you have taken in support of a stronger Maine economy."

Sportsman Alliance of Maine

"The Sportsman Alliance of Maine has endorsed MEREDITH STRANG BURGESS for the Maine Legislature. SAM PAC's grades and endorsements are based on responses to the survey and on our knowledge of the race and candidates. SAM PAC's Board of Directors awarded grades and discussed and voted on all endorsements at a meeting on September 10, 2006. In addition to our endorsement, MEREDITH STRANG BURGESS received a  GRADE OF A."

NRA- Political Victory Fund

"On behalf of the NRA Political Victory Fund and all our members in the State of Maine, we are pleased to inform you of your A- rating and endorsement for the 2006 General Election in the State of Maine House District 108.

"Our members will interpret your A- rating and endorsement as being a pro-second amendment/pro-hunting candidate who strongly supports sportsmen and gun owners on every issue."

Robert Vail, longtime Cumberland resident

"The voters of house district 108 have a long history of sending very qualified, committed and long-serving folks to Augusta and Meredith will be no exception."

Senator Karl Turner - District 11- Cumberland, Falmouth, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Gray, Long Island

"Meredith is a very successful and accomplished business owner who has contributed much to the greater Portland community and Maine. She will be a great representative for Cumberland, Long Island and North Yarmouth in the Maine House."

Representative Terry McKenney - District 108- Cumberland, Long Island and part of North Yarmouth

“I cannot think of anyone that would be more qualified to succeed me as a member of the Maine House. She is a successful businesswoman who understands what it means to meet a payroll; this knowledge is lacking in the Legislature. Meredith already knows most of the players in Augusta and she can hit the ground running. This is so important in this era of term limits.”

Peter Bingham, 35 year Cumberland resident

“Meredith is the type of person we need in Augusta.  She has real world experience and the energy to do the hard work necessary to help solve some of the serious issues facing our state.  She will definitely not sit on the sidelines!”


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