Nathalie Arruda

Nathalie Arruda

Age: 35

Residence: Orland

Party: Democratic

Present employment: Down East Family YMCA

Highest level of education completed: Bachelor’s degree from University of Maine at Machias

Previous elected public office(s) held: None


Statement: I’m hearing from many voters about two problems that are related — they’re having a hard time accessing health care, and they’re working hard but not making enough to get by. These two problems go hand in hand. Many folks are working ALMOST full time, not enough to qualify for health insurance, just bringing in enough to cover living expenses without any extras. Many people are living with the very real fear that a medical emergency will occur and put them over the edge. I pledge to work toward increasing access to quality health care for Mainers and doing so as part of a fiscally responsible budget designed to get our government back to the basics.