Marilyn Mecham has never run for a political office before, but now she is a candidate for state representative on the Democratic ticket for District 3.
Mecham says her husband is blind and she also has friends and relatives with various health problems. She says without money to purchase insurance, it is very difficult to pay medical bills in their situation.
“This has always been an issue because these people just put off and put off dental care, medical care until they really cannot do it anymore,” Mecham explains. “Oftentimes these people will die because they do not have the ability to go to see a doctor. Proposition 3 would cause it so these people could get affordable health care and be healthier, that works to all of our benefits.”
The Smithfield resident says she is running for office to help those who need the help. She welcomes anyone interested in helping with her campaign to get in touch with her soon.
Mecham is challenging incumbent Val Potter, a Republican.