Here’s a good letter to the editor in today’s Times Record from Jennifer DeChant, our State Rep in Bath, on Sheriff Joel Merry’s appointment to the State Board of Corrections.

Kudos, Sheriff Merry

To the Editor:

I would like to add my voice to the unanimous support that the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety recently gave Sheriff Joel Merry on his appointment to the State Board of Corrections.

Sheriff Merry is truly a leader in his field, and his role on the Board of Corrections represents the culmination of more than 30 years of public service, including the last five as Sagadahoc County Sheriff. Last year, Sheriff Merry served actively on a task force created by the legislature that developed a number of improvements to our state’s coordinated county jail system.

Sheriff Merry’s nomination and subsequent confirmation speak to the widespread recognition of his accomplishments, and I know he will bring considerable leadership to this new role.

Congratulations to Sheriff Merry on this prestigious appointment that recognizes his wealth of experience.

Rep. Jennifer DeChant


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