Sibilia campaign marks first fundraising goal; announces campaign events

Sibilia campaign marks first fundraising goal; announces campaign events

WINDHAM-BENNINGTON DISTRICT- Laura Sibilia, Independent candidate for State Representative for Wardsboro, Dover, Searsburg, Whitingham, Readsboro, Stamford and Somerset, filed campaign finance reports which show solid early financial backing for her candidacy.

“In March when I announced I would be a candidate I did so knowing that voters have wanted to elect an effective voice to represent them in Montpelier.  Folks in our district grasp the complexities and the significance of the challenges we face, they know I have been involved in a number of statewide efforts to begin to address these issues, and I’ve shown them over and over that I work hard, regularly with people holding differing points of view, to get things done.”

Sibilia has pledged not to accept contributions from PACS or lobbyists and her team has not yet organized any formal fundraising efforts. She says the early financial reinforcement emphasizes to her the stakes are too high for a casual approach to her candidacy.

“We are working so hard in this district to bring solutions and opportunity to our towns, and yet it seems there is still a disconnect between all of our local struggles and Montpelier’s priorities.  I intend to reach out and make myself available to hear from and speak with every single voter in this district.  That will take time and it will take funding.   As a serious candidate, I knew that going into the campaign, and I am proud of the effort my campaign team and I have been investing in spending time with voters and raising funds to win this election.”

The campaign’s first two “official” meet the candidate events have just been announced for July 30th and August 29th at the Dover Town Hall from 5:30-7:30.  Laura will be meeting with voters, hearing about issues important to them and talking about why she decided to run.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Laura invites friends and supporters young and old to walk, ride bikes, or push strollers with her in the Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival Parade in Dover on Saturday July 26th at 10:30 am.

The campaign will post dates for additional meet and greet events in each of the six towns before August. A public fundraiser for September is in the works.

Laura can be reached at 348-7131 or .  To follow Laura’s campaign on facebook go to or on her website at

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