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Opinion: Addison-3 voters should cast their ballots for Spencer

Hello Voters in Addison district 3 — Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham.
We have a significant choice on Nov. 4. My brother, John Spencer, is running for the House of Representatives. I am writing this letter to urge you to vote for John.
After John graduated from college, he had many choices about what to do in his life and for his career. He chose to return to Addison County, to the farm in Addison, and to be a farmer. When John had to make another choice, he chose a career in a business that has allowed him to spend the last 40 years supporting Addison County farmers.
John has a moderate political voice. He understands that in Vermont, the lines between the political parties is not a hard, black line. It is a soft gray line. Both of John’s parents — Herrick B. and Marion — served in the Legislature in the 1930s and the 1970s, respectively. He has convincing ideas about how to change the property tax laws. He will support efforts to fund public education in more economical ways without sacrificing the quality of our children’s education. He understands how to encourage good paying jobs in our county.
John Spencer was raised in Addison, on a farm that his grandparents purchased and developed in the late 1800s. He chose to marry and raise his own family in Addison County, in the town of Addison. He has served the local schools on school boards, coached teams, volunteered on committees in Addison, and supported many, many of our friends and neighbors in their hardest times.
Return a Spencer to the House. Please vote for my brother, John.
Tom Spencer
Ferrisburgh

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