Letter to the editor: Van Wyck works on affordability

I was delighted to read in your newspaper that Rep. Warren Van Wyck has decided to run again for representative in Addison-3. I am pleased on two counts.
Firstly, I think it is dangerous for the health of our democracy when candidates (of whatever party) are elected unopposed.
Secondly, Rep. Van Wyck has a strong record of voting against new taxes. He consistently votes to control spending and to keep Vermont affordable. He has voted this way even against his own party on occasion. I like to think that is because unlike many he is not shackled to his own party and wants to stand by the election promises he made to the residents of Addison-3 in 2016. I wish we had more politicians like him in Montpelier.
As a resident of Ferrisburgh for well over 30 years he clearly cares deeply about affordability and policies aimed at creating good job opportunities so young people stay in or move to Vermont. I will be casting one of my votes for Van Wyck on Nov. 6 and urge those who are concerned about affordability, new taxes and people leaving Vermont to consider voting the same way.
S. A. Whaley

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