Justin Chenette doesn’t just talk about getting involved in the community, he acts.
When Veterans from the OOB American Legion came to him about wanting to get more fellow Veterans involved in the Memorial Day parade, he jumped into action. Justin worked with town officials in Old Orchard Beach to designate this past Memorial Day as a free parking day for any and all veterans. A small token of appreciation for their dedicated service.
Last year through his nonprofit organization, Justin raised $1,500 for the establishment of a new grant to assist Veterans to take adult-education classes locally for free. The goal is to help Veterans get back into the workforce after their service. Those interested can contact the OOB Saco Adult Ed program for more information on how to qualify.
He has also spoken every year at the VA2K Walk in Saco that collects household goods for veterans most in need, marched in both the OOB and Saco Memorial Day parades, participated in the Saco Veteran’s Day Parade, and toured the Arthur B. Huot House in Saco, which is a transitional housing program for homeless vets.
In the Legislature, Justin has supported Veterans in numerous ways. Making it easier for children of Veterans to finish college and for more service members to access their benefits. As a member of the House of Representatives, Justin voted to ensure those in the Maine National Guard can go to an in-state community college or university for free. In the Senate, he has fought to expand tax breaks for more Veterans.
Join me in keeping Justin Chenette right where he needs to be, in the State Senate.
Noah Poulin, Saco