Dunne releases “experience” ad, garners support from business leaders

Dunne Campaign Releases New Web Video Ad: “Experience”

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Today the Matt Dunne Campaign released a new web video ad, titled “Experience,” explaining why Dunne is best suited to win in November.

In a 30-second long personal message to voters, Dunne challenges Brian Dubie over the loss of jobs and decline in business startups that have occurred under his watch. Dunne also discusses his background, experience and vision for the future of Vermont.

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As the title of the video suggests, Matt’s experience makes him the only candidate that is able to deliver on the promise of an economy that works for all of Vermont.

The ad will appear online via video ads on social media sites such as YouTube and will run through Election Day.

Wed, August 18, 2010 11:07:36 AM
RELEASE: Matt Dunne Continues to Attract Broad Base of Support Needed to Win in November

Matt Dunne Continues to Attract Broad Base of Support Needed to Win in November

Releases Second Round of Business Leader Endorsements

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION – Today, the Matt Dunne campaign announced their second round of endorsements from Vermont business leaders, demonstrating again Dunne’s wide range of support heading into the Fall campaign.

Included in the endorsements is Tom Peters – an internationally and well regarded business author, speaker and consultant – who recorded a video of support for Dunne, available here: [youtube -uUgH9p2jq8]

“I think he is the right leader for the right time for this state,” Peters, a Tinmouth resident, said. “I think this is a critical moment for Vermont and I think he’s got what it takes in terms of experience and ambition.”

The growing support from business leaders around the state highlights Dunne’s ability to continue to win support from a diverse range of Vermonters and gives him the edge in the November General Election against Brian Dubie. Earlier this week Dunne also announced support from Vermont Veterans (http://www.mattdunne.com/Dunne_Vets/MattDunne_Vets.html), challenged Brian Dubie over his poor record supporting Vermont’s economy (http://www.mattdunne.com/news/matt-dunne-challenges-brian-dubie-on-the-economy) and released a video from the head of their “Fighter Pilots from Essex for Dunne,” Rob Young [youtube MASKa7l3Pek]

“The key issue in the General Election this November will be who can create jobs and revitalize Vermont’s economy,” said Kevin O’Holleran, Dunne Campaign Manger. “Matt Dunne’s business and management experience, coupled with the support he has earned from moderate business leaders and Vermonters across the political spectrum, makes him uniquely suited to take on Brian Dubie and win on the ability to actually deliver on the promise of an economy that works for all Vermonters.”

Endorsements announced today include:

* Tom Peters, Management Consultant and Author – Tinmouth
* Jon Goodrich, President, Mace Personal Defense – Bennington
* Gary Hirshberg, President and CEO, Stonyfield Farm, Inc. – Concord, NH
* Betsy J. Walkerman, CEO, Headwaters Strategy, LLC – Underhill
* Dave Gibson – Founder and Strategist, Propeller Media Works – Burlington
* Trevor Crist, President and CEO, Inntopia – Stowe

Over the past months Dunne has continued to engage with business leaders and has published his economic development plan outlining specific approaches for revitalizing Vermont’s economy and transforming Vermont into an innovation state. Over the past weeks Matt has been traveling around the state, hosting meetings with local business leaders, chambers of commerce and economic development corporations to present his plan and gain feedback and insights from the local leaders.

As a result of these conversations and his bold vision for making Vermont a national leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, businesspeople have continued stepping forward to endorse the campaign and put their energy and enthusiasm behind Dunne.

“I am thoroughly convinced that Matt has the ability, energy and drive to accomplish what Vermont needs over the near future,” said Jon Goodrich, founder and the previous President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Mace Security International and the current President of Mace Personal Defense. “Vermont has needed for sometime a new and young approach to this changing economy and Matt gives me hope for our future.”

Gary Hirshberg, a progressive business icon and President and CEO of Stonyfield Farm, Inc. a New Hampshire based company that is the largest buyer of Vermont organic milk also endorsed Dunne today. Hirshberg said, “Job creation in the 21st century requires the ability to think systemically about sustainable social, economic and environmental factors but also to act pragmatically and prudently with a strong foundation in economic reality. Matt Dunne represents a beautiful and thorough balance of these essential characteristics. He will be a powerful leader for Vermont and our region.”

“Matt Dunne is my candidate for governor. He’s sharp and dynamic, and has the blend of public and private experience to lead our state with vision, grace, and attention to our pocketbooks,” said Betsy J. Walkerman, CEO of Headwaters Strategy, LLC. “His position papers on economics, energy, and health care show that he has the sophisticated knowledge and serious vision that Vermont needs.”

“Looking to the future of Vermont’s economy, environment, and opportunities for its people, I think Matt is by far the most qualified to lead Vermont into the Digital Age,” said Dave Gibson, Founder and Strategist of Propeller Media Works. “The bottom line is that Matt is very smart and is a natural leader capable of lifting Vermont into the new economy without sacrifice to the character of Vermont and Vermonters.”

“Matt Dunne understands that Vermont has the assets to be a leader in creating high tech, high paying jobs across a range of industries,” said Trevor Crist, President and CEO of Inntopia. “He is also uniquely qualified to understand the motivations and needs of the entrepreneurs who will be critical to Vermont’s future success. No other candidate shares Matt’s impressive experiences and talents, which make him supremely qualified to lead our state in the 21st century. That is why I am enthusiastically supporting Matt Dunne for Governor of Vermont.”

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  • Carlynann Johnson Ackermann

    Again I find it necessary to point out that Matt and /or his staff has failed to do his/their home work. He claims the loss was on Dubie’s watch. When in reality the losses were under the watch of a General Assembly/Legislature that has held a Democratic Majority of 2:1 for the past approx. 8 years. Governors and Lt. Governors hands are virtually tied with that kind of majority, for the Assembly/Legislature has the power to overturn the Governor at anytime, and as we have seen the past few years they have been pretty active at doing so. With all due respect perhaps Matt needs to retake his Civic/history Classes.

    Matt let us lay the blame where it belongs, in the hands of those with the real power in this state-the Assembly/Legislature.

  • Barbara Donaldson

    Boy, Ms. Ackermann sure hit the nail on the head. People have got to wake up to the fact that it is the Legislature that holds the real power over the Executive Branch and Agencies in this state. Just as Congress holds the real power over the President. If people would wake to that fact and vote accordingly, there would be “real change” not only in Vermont, but in the Nation. Our leaders can do nothing in reality without the approval of the Legislature/Congress. Thank you Ms. Ackermann for bringing that out. Mr. Dunne are you listening???????

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