ME House District 2
all of Eliot, part of Kittery, part of South Berwick
An Eliot resident for 25 years, Michele believes that whether a Mainer was born here or chose to settle in this uniquely beautiful place, we share a stake in the health and prosperity of our communities – and one another.
Michele spent her professional career as a Registered Nurse with a focus on occupational health, workplace safety, and advocacy for Mainers injured on the job.
She and husband Jay own and operate an organic farm just off of Eliot’s Route 101, a winding road with a two-century history of farming and related businesses. Along with growing vegetables and flowers, they raise and milk a small herd of Nubian dairy goats, and are licensed maple syrup producers. The Meyers’ farm is proudly under conservation easement and will forever remain farmland and forest.
Michele sits on the board of directors of Baran Place, a 41 unit HUD-funded elderly affordable housing complex. She is concerned with the economic vulnerability of our growing population of seniors, including a lack of affordable housing in District 2, and believes state and local communities must focus on the challenges our older neighbors are facing.
A proud parent and grandparent, Michele understands the difficulties working families face with, among other financial stressors, escalating healthcare and child care costs. Easing the burden of property taxes with an increase in municipal revenue sharing, Universal healthcare and Pre-K, and fully funding our schools are ways she believes we can encourage our kids to remain in or return to Maine.
Michele is civically active in Eliot and is a founding member of a Citizens Watchdog group with a focus on transparent, accountable, ethical local government. A Progressive Democrat, she is the former Chair of the Eliot Democratic Committee and is inspired to public service by the words of President Obama:
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”