Mayor of Augusta David Rollins: Making government more civil and bringing back local pride

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David Rollins says that back in the 1960s, very few people in Augusta, Maine would have expected a certain high school athlete to one day be mayor. But looking back at his 16 years of civic service, Rollins says this may have been the best period of his life. He ran for office in an attempt to bring more civility to the local government, and he says he will retire this year filled with pride at his city’s revitalization.

Rollins speaks with journalist Lindsey Christ about why it’s important to get involved and how he thinks Augusta has changed. And he explains the very special reason he has decided not to run for a third term as mayor.

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