Opinion: Candidate not living up to ‘Vermont values’ slogan

Valerie Mullin’s political lawn signs tout Vermont values. I question what Vermont values she embraces.
I was at the jamboree for Addison County children’s soccer at Mount Abe. This is an event to raise money for children’s sports programs and to support the hundreds of Addison County children playing soccer that day.
Vermont values hold events for children to be for children, not politics. Not one candidate for Addison County House or Senate had political lawn signs on Mount Abe’s property except for Valerie. I saw three lawn signs in different places around the playing fields. Is this Vermont values?
Valerie has accepted $6,000 from R.L. “Skip” Vallee ($2,000 each from Skip, his wife, and his corporation, RL Vallee, Inc.). The Vermont value around political donations does not allow a candidate to take large out of the district donations. Fred Tuttle demonstrated that Vermont value years ago.
If Valerie becomes our representative in the Vermont House and a bill that favors Skip Vallee and his business but is opposed by most of the voters in this district comes up for a vote, who will have Valerie’s attention?
Valerie’s values are not Vermont’s values regardless of what her signs say.
Peter Ryersbach

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