Ann has been a trusted friend and mentor for almost 20 years – I am grateful I was able to serve my first term while she was still in the House and I will miss her in the coming years. I’m honored to have her endorsement. Even though we have occasionally disagreed on policy, we have always been a united team in our dedication to high quality education, helping the people of our little valley towns and the great state of Vermont!
September 13, 2016
To the Editor:
Summer is over way too fast and it is now election season for real, and even though many of us believe that our national election can’ t be over soon enough, we do have local elections which are important to all of us. Early voting has started where we can now ask our Town Clerks for absentee ballots either by mail or by stopping by the Town offices.
As you consider whom to vote for to represent you in the Vermont House of Representatives for the next two years, I would like to share with you that I support the re-election of Laura Sibilia to serve for another term Representing Voters in Dover, Wardsboro, Searsburg, Sommerset, Readsboro and Stamford and a portion of Whitingham.
Even before Laura was elected to Represent your District two years ago she and I had worked extensively on issues concerning Vermont’s education system, specifically issues that affect our small rural communities. It won’t surprise any one reading this that Vermont public education and its financing framework is a complex system, and sometimes we were able to shape good things and sometimes the job was to keep bad things from happening. There is so much more work to do, and I have enormous respect for her knowledge, understanding and commitment to keep this issue in the forefront on her time and energy in Montpelier.
But that’s not all. In addition she takes to Montpelier her considerable experience and skills around economic development in Windham and Bennington Counties.
Laura hit the ground running in her first term, and I believe the voters in her District would be well served by sending her back to Montpelier for a second term. I am sorry I won’t be returning to Montpelier, but I hope to continue to work with her from home.
Thank your for your consideration.
Ann Manwaring, Representing the neighboring
District of Halifax, Whitingham and Wilmington