53 current and 26 former lawmakers endorse Minter for governor

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Calling it a testament to Sue Minter’s leadership and her ability to get things done, 79 past and present lawmakers including 14 committee chairs and 2 former Speakers of the House endorsed Sue Minter for governor. At the State House in Montpelier, several legislative leaders highlighted Minter’s commitment to renewable energy and cleaning up Vermont’s waterways, plan to provide two-years free tuition to Vermont Technical College and the Community College of Vermont, commitment to creating jobs and economic vitality, and more in offering their strong endorsement.“I’ve served with Sue Minter in the Vermont Legislature, and worked closely with her as Secretary of the Agency of Transportation,” said Representative Tony Klein of East Montpelier, chair of the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee. “Some candidates are talking about rolling back some of our critical recent accomplishments on clean water and energy. What we need is a governor who will protect the progress we have made and fight to go even further, faster. I know Sue Minter is the right person for the job.”Klein adds. “Vermont is ready for its second woman governor. It’s time.”Senator Ginny Lyons of Chittenden County noted that Minter has put forward proposals to create livable wage jobs in Chittenden County and across the state. Industries like manufacturing, outdoor recreation and value-added agriculture will benefit. “From renewable energy businesses to our tourism industry and local agricultural producers, Sue’s plans will give Vermont entrepreneurs and businesses tools to continue to grow and innovate.” Lyons also notes that Vermont has only had one female governor in 225 years, “It’s time.””I’m looking for a leader with progressive values I can count on to make things happen. And that’s Sue Minter,” says Senator Anthony Pollina of Washington County. “Sue’s strong support for a state ethics commission, tuition free public education at Community College and Vermont Tech, divestment from coal and increasing local investment strategies are some examples of her commitment to progressive change. While other candidates talk about change, Sue has a plan and the vision to get things done for Vermont right now.”Senator Dick Sears of Bennington County, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he appreciates Minter’s plan to strengthen downtowns and communities, and was impressed by her ability to bring together federal, state, local and private groups to help rebuild Vermont – particularly hard-hit southern Vermont – after Tropical Storm Irene.“When Sue sees a problem, she shifts into action to get it solved,” Sears said. “She has my vote.”These legislators join former Governor Madeleine Kunin, former Governor Phil Hoff, former Lieutenant Governor Doug Racine as well as 40 leading Vermont Environmentalists, 14 Vermont authors and artists and EMILY’s List in endorsing Minter.Current Legislators:Sen. Claire Ayer, Chair of Senate Committee on Health and WelfareSen. Ann Cummings, Chair of Senate Committee on EducationSen. Jeanette White, Chair of Senate Committee on Government Operations, Co-Chair of Public Records Legislative Study CommitteeSen. Becca BalintSen. Ginny LyonsSen. Anthony PollinaRep. Janet Ancel, Chair of House Committee on Ways and Means, Co-Chair of Health Reform Oversight CommitteeRep. David Deen, Chair of House Committee on Fish, Wildlife, and Water ResourcesRep. Patsy French, Chair of Legislative Committee on Administrative RulesRep. Maxine Grad, Chair of House Committee on JudiciaryRep. Helen Head, Chair of House Committee on General, Housing, and Military AffairsRep. Mitzi Johnson, Chair of House Committee on AppropriationsRep. Tony Klein, Chair of House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy, Chair of Joint Energy CommitteeRep. Bill Lippert Jr., Chair of House Committee on Health CareRep. Anne O’Brien, Co-Chair of Government Accountability CommitteeRep. Ann Pugh, Chair of House Committee on Human Services, Chair of Joint Legislative Child Protection Oversight CommitteeRep. David Sharpe, Chair of House Committee on EducationRep. Mollie BurkeRep. Sarah BuxtonRep. Joanna ColeRep. Timothy Corcoran IIRep. Leigh DakinRep. Maureen DakinRep. Sandy HaasRep. Mary HooperRep. Willem JewettRep. Kathleen KeenanRep. Warren KitzmillerRep. Robert KrebsRep. Martin LaLondeRep. Diane LanpherRep. Joan LenesRep. Linda MartinRep. James MaslandRep. Curt McCormackRep. James McCulloughRep. Kiah MorrisRep. Michael MrowickiRep. Betty NuovoRep. Jean O’SullivanRep. Paul PoirierRep. David PotterRep. Herbert “Herb” RussellRep. Marjorie RyersonRep. Amy SheldonRep. Valerie StuartRep. Mary SullivanRep. George TillRep. Kitty TollRep. Maida TownsendRep. Mark WoodwardRep. Michael YantachkaRep. Theresa WoodFormer Legislators:Fmr. Rep. Timothy “Tim” O’Connor, Jr., Speaker of the House, Chair of House Committee on JudiciaryFmr. Rep. Gaye Symington, Speaker of the HouseFmr. Rep. Martha Heath, Chair of House Committee on AppropriationsFmr. Rep. Mark Larson, Co-Chair of Health Care Reform CommissionFmr. Rep. Steven “Maier, Chair of House Committee on Health CareFmr. Rep. Val Vincent, Chair of House Committee on EducationFmr. Rep. Peg AndrewsFmr. Rep. Denise BarnardFmr. Rep. George CrossFmr. Rep. Sarah EdwardsFmr. Rep. Rachel EschenbacherFmr. Rep. Michael FisherFmr. Sen. Gerry GossensFmr. Rep. Paul HannanFmr. Rep. Carol HosfordFmr. Rep. Kathy HoytFmr. Rep. Michele KupersmithFmr. Rep. Jason LorberFmr. Rep. Cynthia MartinFmr. Rep. Kathy PellettFmr. Rep. Peter PeltzFmr. Sen. Stephen ReynesFmr. Rep. Judy RosenstreichFmr. Rep. Ernie Shand Jr.Fmr. Rep. Jeff WilsonFmr. Rep. Suzi WizowatySource: Minter Campaign 7.14.2016last_img

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