I support Minter
Editor of the Reformer:
There is a clear choice in the upcoming Democratic Aug. 9 primary election. This is a pivotal time in Vermont's history when we need to take stock in order to address effectively the challenges we face as a State.
This is why I support Sue Minter for our next Governor. Sue has been working for Vermonters for the last 15 years and she understands the challenges that we all face, including the challenges facing our environment.
Eleven years ago, when we both served in the Vermont House she had passion and ability to work with Vermonters as she tackled challenges head on and delivered results for all of us. She has the experience and cooperative style that we need to make Vermont work. When Sue has a vision, she creates a plan and executes that plan. She has done this throughout my entire experience with her.
While she served in the Legislature, Sue worked productively across party lines to construct strong legislation that upgraded our roads and bridges. After Irene, stranded isolated Vermonters counted on Sue as Irene Recovery Officer to rebuild Vermont quickly. She did and in ways that made Vermont more resilient to flooding in the future. During her time leading the Agency of Transportation, she asked people to think in new ways to overcome inefficiencies in government to hasten the rebuilding of our transportation infrastructure.
My experiences with Sue tell me that when she proposes something on the campaign trail, like a way to put more Vermont students in college or to continue the effort to protect our environment, she will do it.
As Governor, Sue will exercise the same leadership she has displayed her entire career. She will deftly guide Vermont into the future. It is imperative Vermont elect a Governor with not just a vision for what our State can become, but one who knows how to build a road to get there. Sue has the experience, style, and skill to make that vision for Vermont a reality.
This is what Sue Minter does, and this is why I will be voting for her in the Democratic primary on Aug. 9.
Rep. David L Deen, Westminster, July 12