When I ran for state senate in 2018, I wrote the commitments below. Over the past two years, as I’ve been serving as your senator, I have re-read these commitments many times to make sure I’m upholding them. I believe I have, and I hope you do too. I am again asking for your support, your vote, and your trust. This is no small request, and I want you to know that I will continue to work hard to earn all three.
I am committed to listening to your concerns and ideas. I know the problems we face are not simple, and there are always multiple perspectives. I want to hear your stories about what matters to you.
I am committed to helping you get answers and services you need. I want to be your champion. Sometimes government can seem impersonal and confusing. Our government should work for everyone, and I will be sure it does.
I am committed to telling you what’s going on at the Statehouse. If you contact me, I will get back to you. I will keep you updated about important issues through newsletters, blogs, social media, and face-to-face meetings. Visitors at the Statehouse are always welcome, and so is a meet-up at your local coffee shop.
I am committed to doing my homework so I understand the issues, and the pros and cons of taking action. I love to do research, talk through options, and analyze policy implications so I can make informed decisions.
I am committed to showing up. I know that showing up matters. Not only will I be in Montpelier to vote and represent our community, but I will be in our towns at important events, celebrations, and meetings. I can’t be everywhere, but I will do my best to be where I’m needed most.
I am committed to learning. I don’t have all the answers. I will ask a lot of questions and be eager to learn. I love good discussion and working toward compromise and solutions that work for everyone.
I am committed to being honest with you. We will not always agree, but I will hear you out. When I make mistakes, I will learn from them. I will not be perfect, but I will do my best.
You can count on me to continue to work hard for you.