As an ex-State Senator and lifelong Mainer, Doug Thomas knows how to work the politics of Augusta as well as the needs of the people in his community. As the owner of a trucking and forestry business, he has seen firsthand how rising prices have hurt everyday people and are making life harder for those willing to do honest work. Doug doesn't believe the state needs to take care of your every need, but he knows that it needs to provide opportunity and a stable climate for your family to live in. He knows that being a Senator means making difficult decisions that are right for the future of Maine, not just those that are popular and easy. If elected, Doug will work to employ Mainers, expand vocational education, and improve public infrastructure so the people of Maine can continue to live their lives with dignity.