Comments for: Maliseet representative to step down, run for House District 22 seat

Posted May 28, 2012, at 2:11 p.m.

HOULTON | The state’s first Maliseet legislator said Friday that he will step down from that position at the end of the term in order to run as an independent this fall for the House District 22 seat. The area includes the communities of Glenburn, Kenduskeag, Levant and part …

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  • Anonymous

         Good luck!!!

  • I honestly wish him good luck and best wishes on his campaign!  Its been too long that we do not take in to consideration ALL people of Maine.   Then again.  If the Tribes appoint someone to sit in the legislation they should HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE not only in committee  but in the whole legislature as well!

    • Anonymous

      No, they should not have the right to vote.  Each tribe has an elected representative in the legislature.  To give a full Native representative for the same area would creat two representative for that area.  No one else in the state gets that.

      • Anonymous

        These Maine  tribes would do alot more than what any Democrat in Augusta would do.  Their ideas has always been shot down by those in Augusta going back to the Ken Curtis era in Augusta , but our relations with them really has been awful since Joe Brennan took office.  They really want to help move our state in a better direction. We should listen to them more and implement some of their ideas. Because it’s alot better than what Augusta has been giving us the last 50+ years.

  • Anonymous

    Best of luck…hope you get elected!

  • Anonymous

    Very unstable…tried death by fire, water, as well as firearm. One instance made headlines: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2457&dat=19960412&id=qaxJAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gQ4NAAAAIBAJ&pg=3377,3264780

  • Anonymous

     “stepping down” ? LOL! It’s called saving face… his face that is! Behind the scenes he has been nothing short of an embarrassment to “his” people. He shows zero respect for the governing body of the Maliseet Tribe.

    • Anonymous

      sounds like your tribe has issues, i’ve heard stories about people from the maliseet tribe, but I  don’t post anything because i believe there are two sides two every story, plus attacking someone, and then hide is not the native way.

      • Anonymous

        I’m not maliseet…. I’m a REAL micmac like slagger

        • Anonymous

          Sounds like you are speaking for them, or is this just your personel opinion? I hope they do find there peace and balance, we all need that at some point in our lives.

        • Anonymous

          Sad that internilized oppression has effected all maine tribes, including micmacs.

  • Anonymous

    This role is a difficult one that requires a strong voice.  While I applaud David Slagger for putting his money where his mouth is, the next Maliseet Representative will sometimes need to work the levers of influence, and from time to time be a firebrand of sorts.   Getting lost among the Augusta shuffle won’t help anyone.

  • Anonymous

    “…
     How many representatives would go to Augusta if their vote didn’t count?”

    That would depend on how much they could steal.

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