Three Vermont State Senators Endorse John Kasich for President

February 26, 2016

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ENDORSEMENT: Three Vermont State Senators Endorse John Kasich for President

Today, three state senators from Vermont—Peg Flory (R-Rutland), Kevin Mullin (R-Rutland), and Rich Westman (R-Lamoille)— endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich for President and joined the Kasich for America Leadership Team.

“Among all the mudslinging and arguing, one candidate has stood above the fray, put solutions first and listened to the American people,” said Flory. “That candidate is John Kasich. He isn’t just the leader we want, he is the leader our country needs.”

Peg Flory was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1999-2010 and has served in the state Senate since 2011. She is the chair of the Senate Committee on Institutions.

In a letter to the Burlington Free Press, Mullin wrote, “Our country sorely needs a leader ― an adult in the room! ― who knows how to work with others to get things done. Someone with experience under his belt and warmth in his heart. Someone who doesn’t just talk about fixing the economy, but has actually done it. That’s why I am proud to support Gov. John Kasich for president.”

Kevin Mullin was elected in 2003 to the state Senate. He is the chair of the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs.

Said Westman, “We can expect results from John Kasich. As governor, he balanced the budget and cut taxes to empower Ohioans to save and plan for their future. I trust that if we send John Kasich to the White House, he will lead from day one and get things done.”

Westman was elected in 2011. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1983-2009.

Responding to these key endorsements, Kasich said, “Our momentum is growing in Vermont. I appreciate the support from these leaders in the General Assembly as we work to spread a positive and solutions-driven message across the state.”

Gov. Kasich is running for President to help Americans restore our nation, live in safety and pass on prosperity to those who come after us—and he’s got the experience to help us do it. He was reelected last year by a 30-point margin after working with his fellow Ohioans to turn an $8 billion shortfall into a $2 billion surplus, cut taxes $5 billion and create more than 400,000 new private sector jobs. As chair of the Budget Committee in Congress he led the effort to balance the federal budget for the first time in a generation and served 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee where he helped enact President Reagan’s national security agenda. He has also had a successful career as an investment banker, New York Times best-selling author and at FOX News. He and his wife Karen have twin teenage daughters and live in their home outside Columbus. You can learn more about him at

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  • Mary Daly

    Gov. Kasich is the man!

  • rosemarie jackowski

    Very interesting. Some Democrats have told me that they are supporting Kasich – only in the Primary. It is their way of pushing against Trump. They are planning on voting for Bernie in the General.

    There has to be a way of letting the rest of the world know that the things said by Trump do not represent all of us.

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