Reps. Ryan Fecteau, D-Biddeford, and Harold “Trey” Stewart III, R-Presque Isle, join the BDN for a conversation about workforce development, and how the Maine Legislature can help in the effort to keep and attract young workers here in Maine. Fecteau and Stewart are two of the youngest members of the Legislature and serve as the assistant House leaders for their parties.
Stewart is serving his second term in the Maine House of Representatives. He graduated from Presque Isle High School in 2012. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maine in 2016 in political science and sociology. He completed an MBA while serving his first term in the Legislature and currently works at the Aroostook Partnership, focusing on economic and workforce development in Northern Maine. In 2018, he became a licensed real estate agent.
Fecteau is a third-term member of the Maine House of Representatives. He was born and raised in Biddeford and attended Biddeford High School. He completed a four-year degree at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he studied political science and theology and religious studies. He previously chaired the Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee in the 128th Legislature. He operates a retail store in Ogunquit.
This is the first in a new BDN event series called Bangor Daily Brews, which will feature more informal policy and issue-based discussions held at local businesses over coffee or beer.
This event also is part of the BDN editorial board’s 2019 project, called The Way Life Could Be, which will focus on four issues facing the state of Maine: workforce development, referendum reform, the local costs and challenges of rural living, and climate change.
It all begins at 5:30 p.m. Watch the live event above or on the Bangor Daily News Facebook page.