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Wondering what the future will bring?

Ready for leadership on climate, health, housing and child care?

Just exhausted by the last few years?

I know that our biggest challenges - from climate to housing to childcare -  are complex. None of them have easy solutions and we need everybody's ideas to do better. But one thing is sure: if we fail to act now and fail to act fairly, we make it harder and harder for families to call our communities home.

I want your vote, so that I can get to work in the legislature to strengthen our towns and lay the foundation for a more prosperous, just and healthy planet and future.

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ABOUT ME

Putting My Experience
to Work

I’ve been so energized by my conversations with you on the sidelines of little league games, at your doors, at the dump, and over seedlings at the farmers market. I look forward to the chance to bring your passion and care for our communities to Montpelier. I’m grateful for Tim Briglin’s leadership and look forward to a chance to pick up where he left off. 

I’ve heard over and over from you that we live here because we love it, but high costs and lack of housing and child care make it expensive and hard to stay. If regular people can’t afford to make our communities home, we risk becoming museums, with more weekenders than people raising kids. 

For some of you, protecting our communities means continuing Tim’s work to lead our transition to green, local and renewable energy. I’m running to help finish that work. There is no future for Vermont that is not green, local and renewable.

But we also need to put our shoulders together and push on hard issues like housing, child care and giving everyone a fair chance

We all know people who couldn’t live here because they couldn’t find or couldn’t afford housing. We all know seniors who are anxious about whether they can continue to afford their homes. This leaves many seniors stressed, families frustrated, and our region short of health care professionals, child care educators, green energy technicians,construction workers, and employees for our region's businesses. 

To live here, young people need to be able to work. I chaired the Norwich child care committee last year. We learned from families and child care workers that we need state leadership and regional coordination to manage this market. Otherwise, some towns may be left without options, some families may not have child care at all, and our child care educators may not earn enough to provide for their own families.

With an unprecedented 41 Vermont state representatives stepping down this year, experience matters more than ever. I know the difference between treating symptoms and treating causes, and I’ve worked with the budgets that represent almost a third of our state’s expenditures. I saw first hand how shifting the costs of mental health from the state budget to school budgets raised property taxes and left gaping holes in the state’s fragile mental health system. 

Join me, and help me care for our communities and the families that call them home.

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