Michael Sabourin is pleased to announce his candidacy as an Independent running for State Representative in the Washington-6 District this November.
Never did I think that I would be faced with the decision to leave the political party which I have spent the last 40 years working with and which I felt had done much good for our state.
While Vermont’s pristine beauty is ideal to promote tourism, any industry that exists through underpaying its workers should be examined by all responsible citizens.
At 20 years old, an Addison-1 Independent running for state rep is hoping to bring a fresh perspective to the Vermont legislature. If elected, Calvin McEathron (I-Middlebury) would be the youngest state representative in the nation.
In this day and age, when so much has been privatized and so much of our infrastructure, from prisons to utility poles, is not publicly owned, this exemption looms large.
The Legislature installed “triggers” which would prevent Green Mountain Care from being implemented if the concerns Rep. Paul Ralston cited were to occur.
Voters have seen how poorly the state has performed at health care reform, and they are more cautious about supporting something that has yet to be described.
The inability of Vermont’s House of Representatives to push through wholesale, centrally mandated school district consolidation has presented us with an opportunity to restate a basic Vermont value: local voices matter.