I kicked off my campaign for the state legislature on April 8 with a party at the Northshire Bookstore, co-hosted by bookstore owners Barbara and Ed Morrow and former State Rep. and longtime Manchester town manager Jeff Wilson. The turnout was fantastic: 60+ people showed up to talk politics, learn more about my campaign, sign up to volunteer, and donate!
Tristan Toleno, the Assistant Majority Leader and Whip, drove over from Brattleboro to represent House leadership and the Vermont Democratic Party. Many current and former state legislators were also there, including Sen. Brian Campion and Reps. Linda Joy Sullivan, Cynthia Browning, Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Steve Berry, Bob Stannard and Mary Ann Carlson. Was also gratified to see a crew of students from Burr & Burton Academy, since youth engagement and political awareness is a high priority for me.
Thanks to all who came, and to the many people who have supported my decision to run. For those who couldn’t attend, here’s a link to my campaign kickoff speech.