On October 2, 2014 a pair of bipartisan Vermont legislators announced their endorsement of Laura Sibilia, Independent candidate for the Windham-Bennington 1 Vermont House District.
“While southern Vermont is facing some economic challenges at this time, it also has significant opportunities,” said Rep. Paul Ralston (D-Middlebury), co-founder of V2AVT. “Throughout her many years working in economic development formerly at the Mount Snow Chamber of Commerce, and now at BDCC and SeVEDS, Laura has demonstrated her ability to tackle the challenges head on while at the same time taking advantage of the opportunities that present themselves. I am confident she will do the same for the region while serving in the House.”
“Laura will bring both a fresh vision and true independence to the Vermont House, both of which we desperately need at this time,” added Rep. Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe), co-founder of V2AVT. “She has the ability and determination to ensure that the voices of those in the southeastern part of the state, so often neglected, are heard and understood. And, more importantly, that critical investments in that region are made.”
Ralston and Scheuermann, founders of Vision to Action Vermont (V2AVT) work to support candidates for political office – regardless of party affiliation – who share their desire to put the health of our state’s economy at the forefront of the legislative agenda come January 2015. They want to ensure that legislation and initiatives to invest in and grow our economy are promoted and seriously considered, and that all legislation is thoughtfully considered in terms of the impact it will have on our state’s small businesses, and our economy overall. For these reasons, V2AVT has encouraged the voters of Dover, Readsboro, Searsburg, Somerset, Stamford, Wardsboro, and Whitingham to elect Laura Sibilia to the Vermont House of Representatives.