Letter to the editor: Jerome dedicated to keeping our schools strong
Stephanie Jerome is running for state representative in the two-person district that encompasses the towns of Brandon, Pittsford and Sudbury. She is a great candidate and I hope you will support her.
I have known Stephanie Jerome for more than 15 years. She is a native Vermonter, in fact fifth generation Vermonter. She was working for NASA in Washington when she and her husband, Brian, decided to move back to Vermont, raise their family and start a small business.
Since she arrived in Brandon, she has immersed herself in local activities, volunteering at Neshobe School and Otter Valley and heading the Planning Commission among other things. She has always tackled any project with an amazing amount of energy.
I first met her when Brian and Stephanie were running a youth ski program at Blueberry Hill. That program was amazingly successful while they were in charge. She had a way of reaching out to people getting them involved. She led by example.
As a legislative candidate she has the perspective of someone who is very well educated, has an impressive work history, yet she knows Vermont and our local communities intimately. She is open minded and a good listener. She is well versed in the issues that confront our state. All three of her children attended local public schools. She is dedicated to keeping our schools strong. If our communities are going to grow, we need strong public schools.
We have a chance to elect an outstanding person as one of our state representatives. I hope you will join me in voting for Stephanie Jerome on Nov. 6.