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October 23rd, 2014
In an effort to help area voters get to know the local candidates for the Legislature and their stands on some important issues, the Addison Independent asked those running for House and Senate to answer a short questionnaire. Last week we featured the responses from candidates in three districts (Middlebury, Vergennes area, Bristol area), and here we run answers from the rest of the Addison County candidates.
Michael Fisher has my support on Nov. 4.
Michael Fisher knows we have a huge drug addiction problem in Addison County. He knows that addiction is a disease that needs to be treated. He knows we need more treatment for more addicts in Addison County, and has worked with community organizations and the state to help make that happen.
Please join me in voting for Michael Fisher.
After being appointed as one of the representatives of the Addison-3 district in the Vermont House of Representatives, Warren Van Wyck has proven to me that he should not be returned to the House.
When I wake up in the morning on a clear day in Middlebury I can see both up close and as far as the terrain will permit me our wonderful town and countryside. If, on the other hand, I’m asked after the customary Thanksgiving dinner to help clear the table, I know, too, what “clear” means: Look around this table and let’s work together on a happy cleanup. Let’s get things in order again.
I am voting for Mike Fisher for state representative this November.
I have been around for a few years. I have seen many politicians come and go. I support Mike Fisher because he is patient, he listens even when people are frustrated, he works very hard for us. I hope you will vote for Mike, too.
For the first time in a while, I’m excited for a House race in Middlebury. The young independent Calvin McEathron has injected energy into the race, promising to tackle the tough economic challenges Vermont is facing, especially his support and ideas around small-scale economic development.
He’s a hardworking candidate who has dedicated himself to meeting constituents and earning every vote. He has earned my respect and he will represent Middlebury well.
First and foremost I am writing this representing myself only. If what I am saying rings true with anyone else then it will serve as a reminder that you are not alone in your thoughts.
Second, I would like to acknowledge and thank all the folks on the building advisory committee for their long hours and hard work. My remarks are in no way meant to downplay your findings, only to express my opinion.
It’s been true for decades that in Vermont most of us no longer live or work on farms. Addison County sometimes even seems to be slowly suburbanizing.
So it’s easy to forget how wrapped up Vermont’s identity remains with agriculture — from the beauty of our landscape to the local produce at the natural foods store around the corner.
While our politics are often dominated by concerns about energy, social services and healthcare, agriculture still has a big role to play.