Vermonters expect our leaders to work together. The same partisan battles that have played out year after year aren't good government or good for our citizens. In these tough economic times, Vermonters don't want to hear about left or right. They expect results.
As Governor, Deb will make it a priority to find consensus among citizens, community groups, businesses and elected officials, and end partisan squabbles that bog down government. It's exactly what she's been doing for the last 12 years as Vermont's Secretary of State. Under Deb's leadership, the Secretary of State's office won national recognition as one of the best service-oriented administrations in state government. Thanks to Deb, Vermonters have an easy time registering to vote, launching a business, applying for a professional license and learning about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
"I'm not the Democrats' Secretary of State," Deb told a reporter when she was first elected back in 1998, "I'm Vermont's Secretary of State. I work for all our citizens, not just the ones in my party."