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Letter to the editor: Bray, Hardy have ‘proven capacity’

Ruth Hardy and Senator Chris Bray deserve enthusiastic support as the best candidates for Addison County’s two State Senate seats.
The many glowing endorsements from fellow citizens and from past and present legislators who have worked with Bray and Hardy in widely different settings leave no doubt that both have the proven capacity — the knowledge, integrity, focus, energy and dedication — to tackle the complicated issues challenging our Legislature.
Chris Bray is best known for his long-term contributions in agriculture, natural resources, conservation and energy. Ruth Hardy is greatly respected for years of work with school boards, finances and budgets, and for her directorship of Emerge Vermont, which encourages women to take leadership roles in the community and government.
But both Hardy and Bray are committed to addressing all Vermonters’ pressing needs: for universal access to good, affordable healthcare; for livable wages; for better public education, and for environmental protection and multifaceted improvement of state agriculture, to name just a few of the most urgent. We can count on them to lead, to work collaboratively with colleagues regardless of party, and to keep in touch with their constituents.
Wisely-chosen leaders backed by an informed and involved electorate really can achieve the progress we need and want. Our votes for Chris Bray and Ruth Hardy on November 6 (or sooner, via early voting) are an excellent investment in Vermont’s future.
Judy and Michael Olinick
Middlebury

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