This past week, the VT Senate debated and passed S.169, a bill related to firearm procedures. It was a compromise that contained some elements of S.22, a bill I co-sponsored which would have imposed a 48-hour waiting period for all gun purchases and requirements for the safe storage of firearms. Below is the text of my floor… Continue reading Firearms Compromise Bill (S.169) Floor Speech
My first two months as a state senator have been jam-packed as I’ve learned the ropes and met so many new people in Montpelier. It was wonderful to be sworn in on a snowy day in Vermont, with most of my family looking on. In case you missed it, you can read about the day… Continue reading Town Meeting Week Report
This Wednesday, January 9th, when the Vermont General Assembly convenes for its 2019-20 session, I'll be sworn in as your newest state senator. The Senate will be called into session at 10:00am, and I will take the oath of office along with my 29 senate colleagues from around Vermont. My husband and two of my… Continue reading The Legislative Session Begins
On Tuesday, the voters of Addison County, Buels Gore, and Huntington voted to elect me as their newest state senator. I am honored to be the top-vote-getter in a heavily contested, two-seat race. I am thrilled that months of hard work paid off and I look forward to serving the people of Vermont well. Thank… Continue reading Thank you.
Throughout my campaign, I have tried to demonstrate to voters who I am as a person and a public servant and why they should elect me as their senator. I have worked hard, learned a lot, listened actively, included everyone, and tried to be the best candidate in the field. I am Ruth Hardy and I want to represent you, the people, of our district. I ask for your vote.