Letter to the editor: Wilson is best choice for Addison-Rutland House seat

I am a Whiting resident and enthusiastic subscriber to the Independent writing to encourage my neighbors and other residents of the Addison-Rutland district to vote for Barb Wilson for State Representative.
Barb grew up on a dairy farm, and has “retired” to a berry farm. She understands the value of farming and the needs of farmers as well as the role that farms play in the economy of our state. Our farms not only feed us and provide jobs; they also create the vistas that bring tourists. The ongoing losses of farms in the state could devastate our economy. We need thoughtful people who understand the issues to act now to save our farms.
Barb wants to address health care reform, improving access to primary care, mental health and substance abuse services. She is studying the Universal Primary Care initiative which shows promise to move us in the right direction. As a provider and consumer of health care in the state, this is something that I value for myself and my neighbors.
Barb is smart and values clear decision-making that is based on facts and a balance of viewpoints. She has already done a great job of reaching out into the community for input and ideas from residents. She is ready to listen and act on our ideas and needs on healthcare, education, childcare and environmental issues. Vote for Barb Wilson to send enthusiasm, commitment and a realistic viewpoint to the Statehouse!
Gwyn Cattell

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