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For Zuckerman I first met Bernie Sanders in Rutland in 1988 when he was campaigning for the Rainbow Coalition. After a 15- or 20-minute conversation it became evident to me that he shared my political and philosophical beliefs very closely. And I liked him very much as a person. I have suppo…

Supporting Soulia, Williams Why is Vermont’s rental housing so expensive in relation to income? Why are neighboring states’ economies much better than Vermont’s? Why are Vermont’s taxes near the highest in the country? Why does Vermont rank as the least friendly business state? Why is Vermon…

For Branagan Carolyn Branagan offers a positive option for voters over incumbent Beth Pearce for state treasurer. The state's two significant pension systems - one for teachers and the other for state employees - are grossly underfunded. In 2012 both of these systems were underfunded by abou…

Backing Williams Mr. Williams states, “We need to fix Vermont from the local level up to the state legislature. More accountability on spending, reduce property taxes and put in place a balanced budget amendment. No more holding legislators hostage at the end of session because of budget vot…

Supporting Burditt Most representatives in Montpelier are retirees and practicing lawyers. Tom is part of an under-represented demographic in Montpelier, “blue collar.” Owning and working his own lawn maintenance company gives him a business and personal perspective Montpelier needs. Help re…

Why I am running I’m Peter R. Becker from Rutland and I'm running for representative to the U.S. Congress as an Independent because I don’t like the way things are going. If it wasn’t for partisan politics, we would all have an additional $1,200 stimulus check in our hands. This and other cr…

For Greg Cox I recently drank my last glass of Thomas Dairy milk. It was sad to hear this local business with a long history in Rutland Town was closing. In addition, the pandemic and outbreaks of COVID-19 at faraway food processing plants in the Midwest have highlighted the critical importa…

Vote for Pulling We are voting for Barbara Noyes Pulling for Rutland Town representative and we urge you to do so as well. Barbara was born in our town, attended Rutland Town School, and graduated UVM. Her home is next door to the former family farm on the East Pittsford Road. Her roots are …

For Terenzini Rutland Town candidate for the Vermont House, Barbara Noyes Pulling, stated in an email to me, with regard to firearms regulation, that she opposes the existence of large capacity magazines writing in Vermont, writing, "This moderate approach fits Rutland Town residents best.."…

Re-elect Terenzini I am sure most of you know Tom and the solid work he has been doing for the Town these last eight years. Tom has made strong, decisions regarding many of the bills recently presented in Montpelier: Voted against the pay increase for legislators (H.961) Voted to prohibit ba…

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For Peterson Art Peterson is pro Second Amendment, a veteran. He will limit state government size and spending. He rejects the carbon tax and climate mandates. And he will protect the sanctity of life. We will be voting for Art because of leadership, honesty and the ability to listen. Good l…

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For Shank To be fair, one can’t really write a letter about the upcoming election without referencing the current COVID crisis. That said, this global pandemic has done more than jeopardize our personal health and well-being. COVID has also done an efficient job of shining the spotlight on s…

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For Scott Milne Milne’s business experience will be an asset to Vermont in working with Governor Scott to revive our economy as we get through this pandemic. He is a candidate that listens and is genuinely interested in what you have to say. I am proud to support Scott Milne for lieutenant g…

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Supporting Thomas Terenzini Rutland Town Rep. Thomas Terenzini deserves another term in Montpelier. In fact, I believe that all residents of Rutland Town owe Tom a big "thank you" for constantly voting against bills that would raise our taxes and take our freedoms away. For the past eight ye…

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Supporting Chesnut-Tangerman I am running for re-election to the Vermont Statehouse for the Rutland Bennington district. My challenger and I have one thing in common: we are both running on my record. Over six years in the Statehouse I have authored dozens of bills and sponsored hundreds. So…

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Pulling for Rutland Town I don't usually get vocal about elections, but this year I believe it's important to say something. Over the past few years, I've been disappointed in our representative in Montpelier, mostly due to his voting record, his lack of seeking public input, and his persona…

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No to Milne I voted for Nixon (big mistake). I voted for Carter (big mistake). I voted for Reagan (much bigger mistake). Locally, the most important race this year in Vermont is for lieutenant governor. Scott Milne, who has in the past called Sen. Susan Collins his ideological lodestar and s…

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Supporting Cox I wholeheartedly support Greg Cox for Rutland County State Senate, and hope that together we can send him to Montpelier as an effective voice for Rutland County. I first met Greg Cox during my time as a Rutland City Alderman over 25 years ago. Greg Cox, who owns Boardman Hill …

For Noyes Pulling I enthusiastically and wholeheartedly support Barbara Noyes Pulling for Rutland Town representative to the Vermont Legislature. I have seen letters from my fellow townspeople extolling the “record and experience” of the incumbent. I ask: What record? What experience? Occupy…

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Zuckerman for governor Having spent almost four decades in Vermont politics, it’s hard not to be intrigued and amused when it comes to election season. I walked into the Vermont State House when Dick Snelling was governor. I’ve seen politicians come and go. I can honestly say that those who …

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Backing Terenzini I recently received a very impressive mailer from Rep. Terenzini's opponent. A lot of promises. The commonality of the opposition party is to not respond to messages. Many messages to Sen. Hooker have gone unanswered; not one response in two years. Is that positive represen…

Supporting Terenzini Why change a good thing? Tom Terenzini has represented Rutland Town faithfully for eight years. Tom’s connections at the state level have helped countless town residents and taxpayers. We cannot afford to lose Tom Terenzini as our state rep. Stick with a winner and don’t…

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Supporting local candidates With early voting options to begin soon, it is absolutely essential that the voters exercise as much research as possible on the incumbents and new candidates applying for these elected positions. First, in Rutland Town incumbent Thomas Terenzini has served the to…

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Vote for Richards Vote for Bob Richards in Rutland-3 Fair Haven, West Haven, Castleton and Hubbardton residents please vote for Bob Richards on Nov. 3. We need to change who represents us in Montpelier. Bob Richards grew up in Fair Haven, raised his family there, and is now blessed with watc…

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Vote for Noyes Pulling On Nov. 3, I’ll be voting for Barbara Noyes Pulling for state representative for Rutland Town. I had not heard of Barbara Noyes Pulling until she declared her candidacy. I quickly found her impressive website to learn more about Barbara. Candidate websites are critical…

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No to Milne This is costing me money, and I'm cheap so you know it is very important to me. I don't care if you are an Independent, Democrat, or Republican. Do not vote for Scott Milne. I'm running out of words and money so time to go. No to Milne. Jay Merluzzi lives in Brandon. Paid Politic…

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Supporting Pulling Sometimes a choice is so clear it feels like no decision-making is required. Barbara Noyes Pulling is clearly the best candidate for Rutland Town’s representative in Montpelier. She has deep roots in Rutland and understands the issues that impact us. She works as senior pl…

Supporting Tim Ashe I grew up one of seven kids in a working-class family in Vermont. I support Tim Ashe because of his devotion to making life better for ordinary Vermonters. I met Tim when we started working for Bernie Sanders in 1999. Being part of Bernie’s vision in a small way has been …

Supporting Tim Ashe Having been born in Proctor, graduated from Proctor High School, and later served four terms as an Alderman in Rutland City, I care deeply about the future of Rutland County, including our local economy and the future of our youth. As a result, I strongly support Tim Ashe…

Endorsing Pat Winburn I am voting for Pat Winburn for Governor because he will effectively deal with the issues facing Vermont. Vermont’s aging population demographic is a major problem for our state. We must give talented younger people a reason to live in Vermont, and talented young Vermon…

Supporting Ingram Debbie Ingram, candidate for lieutenant governor, has a lifelong commitment to public service. She values each individual as a person of worth. As Vermont deals with a widening income gap, Debbie has addressed that concern by working for affordable housing, quality health c…

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