As self-governing people in our constitutional republic, elections are our opportunity to choose who will represent us, - the people - in the Halls of Government for the next 2, 4, or even six years. Decisions made over the next two years in Montpelier will have implications that will last for decades. I look for leaders who are committed not only to our community but also have a pragmatic and attainable vision for Vermont.
I write this letter to endorse Corey Parent as the next State Senator from Franklin County and Alburgh. Corey has shown the dedication and work ethic worthy of our communities - but he also possesses the experience we need in the State Senate.
Corey has served the people of St. Albans well as a house member for the past four years. He brings successful private sector business experience to the table - something the State Senate is short on. Corey’s common sense, energy, and willingness to listen are refreshing in these days of group think and lock step political correctness. He listens, researches, forms his own opinions, and balances them with the pulse of the community. He is responsive to citizen’s inquiries, which is rare today.
I don't support Corey for his legislative experience alone. It's his vision for an affordable Vermont. He doesn’t just use it as a slogan. For the past few weeks, he's been laying what it means to make Vermont affordable. It's about creating a better and more efficient State Government, promoting policies that grow our workforce and our economy, and make settling roots in Vermont more viable for the next generation.
It is for these reasons that I support Corey Parent to be our next State Senator - along with Randy Brock. Mr. Brock is one of the few beacons of light in the statehouse these days. Franklin county is lucky to have him continue his public service. I hope you'll join me in supporting them.
COL (RET) Dan Pipes