2016-07-08 / Community

Legion honors Cape legislator

The American Legion Department of Maine named Rep. Kim Monaghan (D-Cape Elizabeth) as one of its Legislators of the Year at its 98th annual state convention recently.

“Maine should be proud of our veterans and do everything we can to honor the sacrifices they have made for all of us,” said Monaghan, a member of the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee. “The American Legion does so much on behalf of veterans and it’s an honor to receive this award from them.”

Some of Monaghan’s votes on behalf of veterans include:

· A measure to invest in the Bureau of Veteran’s Services to improve the delivery of services.

· Granting a sales tax exemption to veterans’ organizations that support veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

· Creation of a program to help student veterans transition from military to student life.

Monaghan is serving her third term in the Maine House. She represents part of Cape Elizabeth and also serves as a member of the Judiciary Committee.

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