Rowe’s a good guy
Attorney General Steven Rowe does not deserve the attack on his character that was printed in your newspaper on October 12 (see “Gov’t Secrecy is Fine with Maine’s Attorney General,” by Jeff Inglis). It is unfortunate that the reporter was not able to understand and explain the legal issues involved, or recognize the obligations of the Office of the Attorney General.

Attorney General Rowe, throughout his career, has defended the rights of those with no voice — such as victims like 12-year-old Sarah Cherry. Since his election as Attorney General, he has led the fight to make Maine a safer place for victims of stalking and domestic violence. He has also spoken up on behalf of children exposed to violence, and for elders financially exploited and abused. He has sought resources for these victims of violence, and fought for changes in the law to better protect them.

Attorney General Rowe has stood shoulder to shoulder on many occasions with advocates for victims of domestic violence, who respect his leadership and recognize his integrity. As the coordinator of our community response to domestic violence, I am grateful that we have such an honest, dedicated public servant as Attorney General Rowe as one of the leaders of that response.

Faye Luppi
Director, Violence Intervention Partnership
Portland

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