“The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.”
- Adlai E. Stevenson
As your State Senator I will actively work for Washington County to:
Smart Economic Development:
Ensure that Central Vermont is the best place to live, work and raise a family:
Build a stronger transportation network:
Support public engagement and civility:
My campaign for Washington County Senate is not about "winning". Most importantly it is about the work I am committing to do, as your elected Senator, for the citizens of Washington County, for our communities, and for our State. It is a campaign about getting elected, yes, but it is also about how we discuss politics and engage in elections.
When electoral campaigns are about winning they cannot avoid being equally about losing. When faced with the possibility of losing many choose not to participate or convince themselves, and others, that the ends justify the means necessary to win. Despite the many benefits of sports, when elections are held in our discourse as sporting events, or worse, as battles among opponents, the result is deleterious to our democracy and our ability to have civil productive discussions and debates about politics and policies. For this reason my campaign is about being elected, not about winning a race or battling opponents.
The responsibility of being a State Senator should be given to candidates chosen by the voters and not treated as something candidates wrestle away from opponents and lord over others as a personal triumph. I do not consider the other candidates in this election my opponents, they are just different candidates with their own proposals on what they would do if elected State Senator. My campaign will not work to discredit their campaigns, but to communicate with the people of Washington County what I would do as their State Senator. To that end, here is a starting list of the work I'm committing to be active engaged in as your State Senator:
Fill out the contact form on this web site and let me know what issue is most important to you, your town, and/or to Washington County.
My Professional Experience:
My Experience In Service: