BANGOR, Maine — A bartender who won a City Council seat in Maine says she met many of her supporters while serving them drinks at her six-night-a-week job.

Laura Supica works at Nocturnem Draft Haus in Bangor and a nearby retail store to make ends meet. Last week, she was sworn in as a Bangor city councilor.

She tells WLBZ-TV that her income is less than the city’s average, giving her a different perspective that “needs to be heard.”

Supica says working in a bar prepared her to meet and interact with voters on the campaign trail, and that many people were excited to see a candidate with a different background.

She also credited her experience with the Emerge Maine program, which trains Democratic women to run for office.


Information from: WLBZ-TV, http://www.wlbz2.com

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