• Backing Hooker for the Senate
    December 15,2012
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    I want to strongly urge the Rutland County Democratic Committee and Gov. Shumlin to support former senator Cheryl Mazzariello Hooker from Rutland City to serve in the Vermont Senate.

    I am sorry that Sen. Carris is not able to complete his term. I wish him and his family well. I believe Cheryl’s experience in the Statehouse, particularly the Senate, are extremely valuable. I believe that Cheryl’s work to raise a large and successful family and her service as a teacher in the classrooms of our high schools — she currently teaches at Mill River Union High School — give her the perspective we need in a senator.

    Former senator Mazzariello-Hooker fought for working families, for our seniors and for women in the Vermont Senate and House. Just like Bernie, you know you can count on Cheryl to do the right thing against powerful interests. I support Cheryl because she is compassionate, qualified and courageous. I am sure the committee will nominate three great candidates that Rutland County can be proud of, but this woman supports Cheryl, and I urge the committee to support her as well.

    MARY HOWARD

    Rutland
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