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Vote Collamore, Williams, Weeks We need strong leadership and balance back in the Vermont Senate where many legislators have been fueled by special interest groups and out of state dark money, which is not good. Vote for these three candidates to lower taxes, reel in regulations and to deman…

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Offering support Every vote is critical. l endorse these public servants on our Rutland County ballots to move our state in a better direction. Our future in Vermont depends on the outcome of this election. US Senate – Gerald Malloy; US House – Ericka Redic; Governor – Phil Scott; Lt Governo…

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Support Achey I write to endorse the re-election of Sally Achey to the House of Representatives for Rutland-Bennington. Voters will find no more devoted servant than Sally. Smart, level-headed, hard-working and conscientious, Sally Achey has the characteristics of a superior representative. …

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Vermonters deserve to know clearly what we are voting on. Prop 5 is: 1. Vague. It promotes litigation, parent vs parent or even a minor. So vague, one could argue for cloning someday. 2. Not Roe v Wade: Proponents are wrong. It has no such language or balancing test; arguably supports late-t…

For Burditt and Peterson Voting once again for both because they "hear" what their constituents have to say — not just "listen." Please cast your votes for honest and strong leadership who want Vermont to be affordable, safe, and fights for our rights and freedoms, which are being taken away…

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The League of Women Voters of Vermont, a partner of Vermont for Reproductive Liberty Ballot Committee, strongly supports the passage of Article 22 (Prop. 5), guaranteeing reproductive autonomy to Vermonters.The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is having devastating impacts on…

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Vote Republican on Election Day Over the years (since the mid 60's) the state of Vermont has become a State that has been an enemy of business and industry with documented exoduses of Howe Richardson, Tam Brands, Mal Tool and others all across VT. These departures were largely the fault of t…

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For Williams Honesty, integrity and a heart for Vermonters and our state. This is how I would describe Terry Williams. I believe Terry will serve us well. During one conversation with Terry he told me his motto is: "Deeds not just words." Terry Williams is my choice for State Senator. Judy T…

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For Redic Why do we continue to put the same people in Washington and then act surprised when nothing changes? It's time for change, it's time for balance and I believe Ericka will be that change for Vermont. Judy Taranovich Proctor Paid Political Endorsement

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Reproductive Liberty Task Force In early July 2022 more than 100 clergy and laypeople of the United Church of Christ in Vermont signed a letter in response to the United States Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs case which overturned Roe v. Wade. This letter included: “We believe that all…

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For Article 22 In a perfect world there would be no need for abortions. All children would be welcomed into loving homes. Men would value women as their equals. They would take responsibility for their own reproductive actions. In a perfect world there would be no rapes, no sexual assaults, …

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Anna Tadio for state Senate Lifelong Rutlander Anna Tadio will be a positive leader for the Vermont Senate. Anna’s strong commitment to helping those who most need help is what we need more of. As a lawyer, she has been helping Afghan refugees in their struggle to become productive, tax-payi…

For Collamore It's election season. Ballots are now in the mailboxes of voters, and it's time to make the very important decisions as to who will represent Rutland County in the senate for the next two years. There are several good choices, but none greater than that of Sen. Brian Collamore.…

For Copeland Hanzas As we head toward the primaries, one concern I have is that attention is focused so heavily on the race for U.S. Representative that information about candidates for important state offices is not as easy to find. One such contest is that for Secretary of State, which is …

For Sarah Copland Hanzas I support Representative Sarah Copland Hanzas in the upcoming Democratic primary for Vermont’s next Secretary of State. The Division of Professional Regulations (OPR) is under the Office of Secretary of State. A number of years ago I filed a professional conduct comp…

Supporting Becca Balint Having read Megan Randall’s July 19 endorsement of Becca Balint for the U.S. House, I don’t have much to add, except to say that having someone of integrity, honesty and competence representing Vermont, carrying on the good work done by Peter Welch, gives me hope for …

For Balint Becca Balint, candidate for U.S. House of Representatives, was a successful middle school teacher for 15 years—and loved it. If you’ve ever taught middle school, you know it takes a special feel for people, a high emotional IQ, passionate conviction, and most of all, an even tempe…

For Molly Gray I am a Vermont public school teacher and I am voting for Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray for Congress. You should, too. While Gray went against party leadership to support Vermont State Teachers’ and State Employees’ pensions, Senate Pro-Tempore Becca Balint aligned herself wit…

Supporting Gray Vermonters have an opportunity to elect an uniquely qualified individual to represent us in Congress, a person with a broad set of skills and experiences well matched to the requirements of Washington, D.C. That person is our current lieutenant governor, Molly Gray. Molly gre…

For Talbott Imagine you’re working on a project. Let’s say for example you’re trying to build a house. While putting together the list of items you need; wood, concrete, wire, pipes, etc. you start to realize that you do not possess the skills to build this whole house on your own. You find …

Support candidates I hope Mill River district voters will join me in electing Len Doucette and Andrea Hawkins in Clarendon, Paul Garland and Nick Flanders in Wallingford, Ingrid Lepley in Tinmouth, and Kristine Billings in Shrewsbury in Town Meeting voting on March 1. These people will help …

For Molly Gray I am writing in support of Molly Gray to represent us in Vermont’s sole seat in Congress. Molly currently serves as our lieutenant governor and although I’m saddened to see her leave this position, I’m delighted that she’s running for Congress. And who better to serve in Washi…

Mill River candidates The winds of change are blowing in the Mill River school district. The time has come to refresh our school board by electing candidates with common sense and not ideological agendas. Over the past year the students, parents and citizens of our district have seen their o…

Supporting Ettori Rutland City has faced numerous challenges for many years in regard to growing our grand list, increasing job prospects, strengthening our downtown, retaining our youth, and attracting new residents. Many of these challenges have been made even more pressing by the COVID ep…

Ettori for Mayor Dear Rutland Community: I want to take the opportunity to endorse Chris Ettori for mayor of Rutland. Chris is a visionary, a great leader and inspires action. In 2010, Chris encouraged me to attend a meeting about starting a children’s museum in Rutland. I went to the meetin…

Tadio for school board Of all the many candidates running for office in our local elections, Anna Tadio has easily struck me as one of the most impressive. A graduate of Rutland High School who went on to get her law degree, Anna will be an intelligent, passionate advocate for students in ou…

Supporting Savage To best address the needs of Rutland City residents the Board of Aldermen should be a reflection of those residents — a balanced board is a board best equipped to understand all the challenges city residents face. This is why I find it concerning that of the seventeen candi…

Vote down Article 4 At the last two Clarendon town meetings, I spoke out against the Article 5 appropriation of $80,000 for road resurfacing which is in addition to the road resurfacing amount in the town budget. My reasoning was that the voters do not know whether $80,000 of road resurfacin…

Ettori for mayor Like many, I watched the Rutland Mayoral Forum on economic development. Among the hopefuls, one set themself apart. Alderman Chris Ettori. He was well prepared, dignified in his responses, respectful of his opposition, and purposeful in his message. He has the chops to go to…

Ettori for mayor March 2 may be the most important city election you'll ever have the opportunity to cast a vote in. Our next mayor will face the significant challenge of leading us out of the pandemic and guiding Rutland forward. We need a mayor who is well-informed and unafraid to take bol…

Supporting Franco I am writing in support of Thomas Franco’s candidacy for Rutland City Board of Alderman. Rutland has been working to attract more diverse, younger professionals. Thomas and his partner chose to purchase a home in Rutland City because they wanted to be a part of this momentu…

Supporting Mattis Please re-elect Rebecca Mattis to the Rutland City Council. She has worked hard for the city, especially as chair of the Charter & Ordinance Committee. Her success on the new sign ordinance is not as politically glitzy as things other may have worked on, but she deserve…

Supporting Allaire My first conversation with Dave came weeks after his election to the seat of mayor. From the start, I knew I was speaking to a man of integrity, whose word was sure. I knew he was a man I could ask for advice, support, and help. Dave has never let me down, his office door …

For Neary I am honored and pleased to support Devon Neary for alderman and let me tell you why. I have known Devon and his family for a long time. I worked with his dad, Peter Neary, in the State’s Attorneys Office for many years. Devon’s mom, Julie Neary, was a school board member for over …

Supporting Neary I believe this is my first letter in support of an aldermanic candidate and it is fitting that it is for Devon Neary in his first run for the board. I first got to know Devon when his father and I worked together in the Rutland County State’s Attorney’s office over a decade …

Supporting Battles I’m writing to support Rick Battles for Rutland City Alderman. When I served as Rutland City attorney, Rick was a member of the DPW Union’s leadership team. I worked with him when negotiating union contracts and resolving employee grievances. Rick was always fair, trustwor…

Supporting Hammond I strongly endorse Tim Hammond for the two-year Rutland Town School Board seat. In my past 38 years on the School Board this is my first candidate endorsement. We have more candidates running for the Rutland Town School Board than ever before. I love the interest people de…

Supporting Mattis As someone who has served the City of Rutland and who understands community service, I continue to support Rebecca Mattis in her position as an alderperson. Rebecca and I do not always agree, but I find her to be a very good listener, interested in the viewpoints of others,…

Supporting Neary I'm excited to support Devon Neary as a candidate for Rutland City Board of Aldermen. As a community member and current alderman, I've gotten to know Devon over the last couple of years, primarily through his role as a planner at the Rutland Regional Planning Commission. In …

For O'Brien Rarely do we have the opportunity to elect someone to local office with the background and qualifications possessed by Dave O’Brien. I worked with Dave as REDC’s executive when I was mayor and served with him in Gov. Jim Douglas’ administration. He is one of the smartest and hard…

Backing Allaire Please support the reelection of David Allaire as Mayor of Rutland on March 2. Despite the challenges of the last two years, Mayor Allaire got the job done. He held the line for taxpayers, completed stalled projects, and addressed infrastructure needs. His leadership style is…

For Chioffi Rutland Town has had a long history of being very well lead and managed. Some of this history can be credited to Don Chioffi, who has served as selectman multiple times over the years. He is a definite part of that history. Please vote on March 2 for Don Chioffi for select board …

Supporting Seager Matthew Godnick Seager is not just a name on a yard sign or banner. Matthew G. Seager is a well-educated, local resident, who has taken his time, formulated a plan, and made the choice to become a candidate for mayor of Rutland City. For folks who may not know Matt, he is a…

Mattis for alderman To the Citizens of Rutland: Over the years, I have not generally, as city assessor, taken to endorse candidates. On my way out after 27 years I feel it is important to hand the ball off in the best possible way. Accordingly, I share my thoughts about a person who has serv…

Neary for Alderman We typically do not publicly support or oppose candidates for public office. We are making an exception in the case of Devon Neary, who is running for the Rutland Board of Aldermen. Devon is an exceptional candidate. He is naturally curious and therefore capable of genuine…

For O'Brien I strongly support David O’Brien for the Rutland City Board of Aldermen on March 2. Dave was a tireless public servant as my appointed Commissioner of Public Service, representing Vermont consumers through numerous major policy issues and utility cases. He has a deep reservoir of…

For Langlois The Rutland City Assessor's job will require someone with a lot of ambition, who has an understanding of real estate fundamentals, likes to deal with challenging tasks, and is knowledgeable of the property record system. Katie is a hard-working person, most capable of doing this…

Supporting Langlois I encourage Rutland voters to support Katie Langlois for city assessor. Katie has the qualifications for this important job, and serving for years in the City Treasurer’s Office has provided her the knowledge and experience needed for this job. The city assessor must be c…

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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…

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