Pete Johnson

"I have known Andy Torbett for over 15 years and have worked with him on many community service projects. Andy is a strong family man that demonstrates and lives high standards in all aspects of his life.


He is a tireless worker and an exceptional team player that has great ability to organize, plan and execute complex projects. Andy is a leader that understands the complex needs of Piscataquis County for economic development and the dual requirement to maintain the environment and character of our County that make it the unique place that it is. I highly recommend Andy to be selected County Commissioner."

Paul Davis

"I have known Andy Torbett for at least fifteen years. It didn't take long before I knew where he stood on various issues and that he stands for conservative values. Andy is a small business man who has signed both sides of a paycheck, and having lived the past twenty-two years in Piscataquis County he knows how hard it can be to make a living.


Andy is one who listens to both sides of an issue and can make sound decisions for the betterment of our citizens. Andy sees the importance to retain funding for police protection, good roads and bridges and seeing our unorganized territories are represented. Andy has served on various committees and can work with the other commissioners to see that our citizens' concerns are heard. Join me on Nov. 3rd and support Andy Torbett for County Commissioner District 2."

Bruce Poliquin

Former U.S. Congressman, Maine 2nd District

"I’ve known Andy Torbett and his wonderful family for ten years. He’s running for the important position of Piscataquis County Commissioner. Please vote for Andy. He’s the right person for the job.

Andy and his lovely wife Sara have three terrific kids; they embrace traditional family values. He’s a fiscal conservative who’s been running a successful small construction business for thirty years. He understands that you should only spend what you take in - critical to running government at any level.

As a small business owner, Andy has experienced up close why elected officials should support our small businesses with lower taxes and fewer regulations. That helps create jobs and paychecks which our Piscataquis County families depend on. Andy gets it because he’s lived it.

The most effective government is the one which limits intrusion in our lives and is closest to home. Andy practices this cornerstone of Maine home rule. He knows the best decisions for our families are made in the small towns of Piscataquis County, not in Augusta or Washington.

A recovering economy with more jobs; families safe in their homes; kids back at school; and honesty and integrity in government - that’s what Andy Torbett stands for. I enthusiastically endorse Andy for your County Commissioner. He’ll do a great job. I hope you’ll vote for him."

 Support Letters 

County would benefit with Torbett as a commissioner

Contributed, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • September 23, 2020



To the Editor;

Why Andy Torbett? My family arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River in 1717 settling in to farming and difficult labor. Much of the Kennebec Valley now shares our name and steadfast work ethic. Maine has been our family’s homeland and our “instructor” with regard to fiscal control.


Because of this family trait, I found it easy to recognize the same attitude toward financial constraint in Andy Torbett. As a former small town selectman in Piscataquis County for nine years, I dreaded the annual letter from the commissioners telling us how much higher our taxes would go. I feel Andy would be a great deterrent in holding back those increases.


I also know Andy to be a strong supporter of our young people; a man of exceptional integrity whose words can be trusted. As a Piscataquis County commissioner, I would expect our folks to find those personal assets in Andy very beneficial.


Bill Savage

Clarksville, Tennessee

(recently of Bowerbank)



Letter (not printed by any paper as of 10-22-2020)

Letter to the Editor

Andy Torbett, Candidate for County Commissioner, District 2
I must admit that, in the past, I didn’t think much about the office of county commissioner. I guess I was too wrapped up in the high profile elected officials. So, this time, I decided to learn about the Board of County Commissioners for Piscataquis County. The Board of County Commissioners are really our local representation when it comes to how the county is run, from budgets and services to economic development. So, it occurs to me that we should pay close attention to those that we put into these offices. In these days of rising costs and economic uncertainty, our county commissioners should be people who are fiscally conservative with a keen sense of what the county truly needs. They also should represent both our moral and fiscal values. For this reason, I am placing my vote for Andy Torbett as county commissioner for District 2. I have known Andy for several years and have always found him to be genuinely concerned for the welfare of this county and the people who live here.


Mike Kagan

Many reasons to support Torbett

Contributed, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • October 6, 2020



To the Editor;

Why am I supporting Andy Torbett for Piscataquis County Commissioner? There are many reasons. One reason, he’s very well educated in the activities of government and how business is supposed to run. His experience validates this. He was a school board member for SAD 41. And he’s worked with Augusta on behalf of his community.


I believe Andy, with all his experience in governmental affairs, would make an excellent county commissioner. He’s been attending our Piscataquis County commissioners meetings and shows great interest in how they’re run. At the end of each meeting he stays on a bit in order to ask the commissioners their feelings on certain subjects and why they feel that way. If he were elected he could jump right into the commissioners meetings as an educated member, representing his constituents right away.


As a voter, you have an opportunity to elect an individual who is ready and willing to go to work for you from day one. A vote for Andy Torbett will seal the deal.


Jim Annis


Support Torbett for county commissioner

Contributed • October 18, 2020



To the Editor;

I write in support of Andy Torbett for Piscataquis County commissioner.

I have known Andy Torbett for several years. I have used his services as a contractor and found him to be a reputable businessman. On a more personal basis I have known him as a family man who has a wonderful young family. He is a man of strong character who believes in our country.  

Andy Torbett will do an excellent job as county  commissioner. I urge your support of him.


Douglas M. Smith, 

former state senator

The Villages, Florida

Torbett for commissioner

Contributed • October 19, 2020



To the Editor;

I am taking this time to write a letter of support for Andy Torbett for county commissioner. I have known Andy for many years and know he will put his all in representing his district. Andy is a hard worker and knows what it is like to work under a budget. He strongly supports our police and fire officials. He will work to provide what our county needs, good roads and bridges, while striving to keep our taxes down so as people are not taxed out of their homes. Andy has owned his own business and has signed both sides of a paycheck. Join me on election day to put a man who will represent all the people in our county, vote Andy Torbett county commissioner.


Paul Davis 

Consider donating to the campaign today. Your support is much appreciated!

District 2 includes the towns of Atkinson Twp, Bowerbank, Dover-Foxcroft, Medford, Orneville Twp and Sebec.

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