Endorsements for 2018 Campaign


 Rights & Democracy
Sierra Club
  Vermont Conservation Voters
Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund
National Association of Social Workers – Vermont Chapter
AFT and AFL-CIO Vermont









Senator Bernie Sanders:
“Ruth Hardy is a passionate grassroots leader who will advocate for good schools, a livable wage, and support for families and seniors. We need fierce women’s rights advocates like Ruth in elected office, now more than ever.”


ed-ruth-sen-leahy.jpgSenator Patrick Leahy:
“I enthusiastically endorse Ruth Hardy for Vermont Senate because she is a tireless and skilled advocate for the people of Addison County. She will fight for women’s rights, healthy families, strong schools, youth engagement, and fair wages.”


Representative Peter Welch:
“Ruth is a fierce advocate for families & children, good schools, women’s rights, and access to health care. She’s a proven leader at the state and local level, and would be a strong voice for Addison County in the Vermont State Senate.”


Ruth Hardy and Madeleine KuninFormer Governor Madeline Kunin:
“Ruth practices what she preaches. She has a passion for the state of Vermont and is inspired to improve the lives of all Vermonters.”



Claire and RuthSenator Claire Ayer:
“Ruth Hardy has the experience, work ethic, and values to successfully represent Addison County in the Vermont Senate. Her expertise in education, health care, women’s rights, and public finance is what we need in Montpelier. I encourage you to join me in voting for Ruth.”

Senator Chris Bray

Former Senator Gerry Gossens: “Ruth is highly qualified to serve Addison County. She will be an outstanding Senator. We are delighted to support Ruth.”

Representative Diane Lanpher

Dave SharpeRepresentative Dave Sharpe:
“Ruth has exactly the skills we need as we try to figure out how to deliver cradle-to-career education for our children in a way we can afford to pay for it. With my retirement the legislature needs Ruth Hardy to move forward with good financial planning for education.”


Representative Amy Sheldon

Representative Robin Scheu

Former Representative Willem Jewett – “I have worked with Ruth Hardy on education issues during a difficult time of change…, and will be proudly voting for her to fill Senator Ayer’s open seat.”

Selectwoman Laura Asermily (Middlebury) – “Ruth will work tirelessly and effectively on behalf of us toward sensible and equitable education policy. She understands and can clearly articulate its complexity–a true gift.”

Selectwoman Lindsey Fuentes-George (Middlebury)

Selectwoman Heather Seeley (Middlebury)

Deputy Mayor Jeff Fritz (Vergennes) – “Ruth Hardy has the passion, dedication and enthusiasm to serve the citizens of our district in the Vermont Senate. Her compassion and directness solidify her qualifications, and her kindness and warmth affirm her commitment to the ideals to which we subscribe in Addison County.”