Previous elected positions: County Commissioner, Lincolnville Budget Committee
Statement: Johnson did not submit a statement. The following is from a previous VillageSoup article:
Incumbent Commissioner Betty Johnson thinks consistency in leadership is important over the next few years to carry out plans to improve infrastructure, policies and equipment. It is why she is running for reelection after already having served for three terms.
“I am running for reelection because it is a position that I enjoy and have more to give to the County of Waldo citizens,” she said.
Johnson thinks key issues in the county start with maintaining a high level of services to citizens while keeping taxes low. Buildings need to be safe for employees and the public, she said.
She cited a continued need for the county’s garden project, which is a program where inmates from the Waldo County Regional Reentry Center grow and harvest produce that is delivered to county food pantries and the Belfast Soup Kitchen.
The county needs to help towns with economic development, she said. She also wants to continue to cooperate with area counties.
There is nothing that makes her particularly qualified for the position, Johnson said, although she has served on Lincolnville’s Budget Committee for several years, has been the treasurer for several organizations and has owned her own business.
“I don’t have any special training to qualify me for this position,” she said. “… I have served as county commissioner for three terms and understand the needs of the county.”