We did it! With record turnout across Vermont and the Addison District, you overwhelmingly re-elected me to be your state senator. It has been an honor to represent this incredible community over the past two years, especially since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. You have trusted me to represent your interests in Montpelier and this year, you have trusted me to help keep our community safe from the ravages of a worldwide pandemic. Your vote and your trust mean the world to me. Thank you!
As you may know, I was in a frightening car accident on Election Day as I was driving around the district visiting polling places. On my way down the mountain from Huntington to Starksboro, I hit a patch of ice and lost control, skid into a ditch, and flipped my car. I was able to call 911 and, with help from a kind passerby named Alex, crawled out of my car. The Hinesburg Police and Emergency Medical Service responded to take care of me. I am incredibly grateful for the kindness and professionalism of all of the people who came to my aid. Fortunately, I was not injured, aside from a bad headache and sore neck and shoulders. Thank you to the many, many people who have reached out to offer comfort and check in on me. I am so fortunate to have such wonderful family, friends, colleagues, and constituents!
Like you, I am eagerly awaiting the final results of the national presidential election. It’s clear that our country is deeply divided and that elected leaders at all levels have much work to do to heal our country’s wounds from a pandemic, structural racism, and an economic crisis. I am eager to begin a new legislative session in January to get to work with my legislative colleagues to rebuild a Vermont that is just, equitable, and prosperous for everyone. I will do all that I can to keep you informed and make you part of the process. I am here to be your state senator.
Thank you for your support, generosity, and kindness. Stay safe and well.