Letter to the editor: Hardy deserves support for dedication to community

We are excited to support Ruth Hardy as she seeks to be elected to serve as State Senator for Addison County in this fall’s election.
Our family moved to Middlebury in 2004 and we met Ruth and her family shortly thereafter. From the start, we were impressed by Ruth’s desire to make her community healthier and to lead by example. We had hardly settled in Vermont when we found ourselves working alongside Ruth in a school-wide tree-planting effort she organized at Mary Hogan Elementary School, where our children went to school together. Many families and children planted dozens of trees all around the school on that Saturday morning. It was fun and many of those trees have grown to be a beautiful part of the school’s grounds. What a wonderful way to build community and care for a special place.
Over the years, we’ve admired Ruth’s energy and persistent work ethic especially while she served on local school boards. As she led some of these boards and committees, we watched her navigate tricky situations with thoughtfulness and respect. She is smart and passionate about helping our community thrive. She is a professional with practical finance and budgeting experience. As such, we have no doubt that Ruth will do an outstanding job in Montpelier; she will be an honest, compassionate, transparent, and unflagging representative for Addison County. Please join us in supporting Ruth Hardy as State Senator. The polls are now open for early voting!
Jane and Matt Kimble

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