I am writing in support of Beth Pearce for Vermont state treasurer.
As a former Vermont state representative (1987-1997) and a retired Vermont teacher of 33 years, I have worked with and watched the performance of several of Vermont’s state treasurers. With that perspective, and based on her performance, I believe Beth deserves to continue as state treasurer.
During the uncertain economic times that have followed the national financial collapse and the subsequent recession, Beth has been instrumental in preserving and protecting Vermont’s state retirement funds and bond rating. Following the destruction of Tropical Storm Irene, I saw firsthand how effectively Beth worked with the people of the Deerfield Valley in their recovery by assisting them with state highway aid and education tax and payment matters. She was decisive, focused, and committed.
I currently serve with Beth on the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) board of directors. In this capacity I have observed her to be clear-thinking, knowledgeable, intelligent, and competent. Her approach to money management is both prudent and responsible.
Since early in 2011, when she became Vermont’s state treasurer, Beth Pearce has demonstrated the nonpartisan and professional commitment to her position that Vermonters want and deserve. Please join me in voting for her.
WilmingtonMORE IN Letters
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1843, British Naval officer GEORGE LORD PAULET obtains provisional cession of Hawaiian Islands; 1866, miners claim Calaveras skull found found in goldmine is remains of 5 million-year-old Pliocene man.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day 1739, 'Richard Palmer' identified in prison at York Castle as the notorious outlaw DICK TURPIN; IN 1836, Battle of the Alamo begins near San Antonio de Bexar, Texas; 1896, the Tootsie Roll invented by LEO HIRSCHFELD.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1472, Orkney, Shetland islands put up as collateral by Norway to Scotland in lieu of dowry for MARGARET OF DENMARK on her marriage with JAMES III, king of Scotland; 1962, JOHN GLENN first American to orbit Earth.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City mayoral candidates debate campaign issues; Hartford, Conn., woman still missing; Neal Goswami reports attempts to legislate suicide; local woman loses 100 pounds through TOPS program.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1878, JOHN TUNSTALL murdered near Lincoln, New Mexico, by the outlaw JESSE EVANS; in 1930, ELM FARM OLLIE first cow to fly in aircraft, first to be milked airborne; 1955, nuke test WASP; '79, snow in Sahara.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Rutland Herald News Editor Alan J. Keays and staff writer Gordon Dritschilo discuss stories planned for the February 18, 2015, edition of the newspaper: Winter budgets maxed, legal marijuana, Springfield bank job, USPS slowdown