From the Vermont Progressive Party:
I am entering the Democratic Primary for Washington County State Senate and expect to run in the general election under the banners of the Democratic and Progressive Parties. To unify voters, I will also reach out to the Working Families Party, Republicans and Independents.
Folks in Washington County have a good idea of who I am and where I stand and were very supportive in 2008. They gave me more votes than Jim Douglas in several communities and I finished first or second in every town but one.
Democrats, Progressives and others are supporting me, ready to work together to win. On the local level party labels aren’t as important as personal contact, and with changes coming to the Senate, Washington County needs someone who can work with people of all parties and backgrounds.
Budgets, the local economy and health care top my agenda. We need to get beyond slogans and face reality. People are struggling. And, just slashing jobs and government isn’t working.