Letter: Stuart has record of community involvement
I write to encourage all West Brattleboro residents to vote for my mother Valerie Stuart for State Representative this August 14 and again in the general election this November.
In the over 20 years our family has lived in Vermont, my mother has engrossed herself in the local community, building a decades-long track record of involvement. Her focus has been clear: ensuring that Vermont was a great place to build a family - including her own.
She advocated for her children on School Boards and spent eight years leading Marketing and Fundraising for Youth Services - an organization dedicated to building stronger families. She served her first four years on the House Education Committee and passed legislation to ensure all Vermont children get a great education.
In the last four years, she's served on the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee, passing legislation to ensure economic opportunities for all. This has included work to make it easier for young families to afford a first home and to grow Vermont into a leader in the Climate Change, Creative Economy, and emerging technology sectors.
I'm proud of what she's been able to accomplish. Residents who want a representative with track record of community involvement and a passion for family should vote for Valerie Stuart.
Ian Stuart Mabie
San Francisco, Aug. 10
Ian Stuart Mabie is a former West Brattleboro resident and alumna of Academy School, Brattleboro Area Middle School and Brattleboro Union High School.
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