We all know we live in a time of great challenges. The tough question we face is "How are we going to meet these challenges?"
I believe we need forward-looking solutions that are rooted in our best traditions to build a better future based on our greatest assets--our land, our people, and our communities.
I believe in the power of the individual and the power of the common good. We need not chose one or the other; we can, and must, embrace them both.
By working together we can overcome divisive, "them versus us" politics, and develop balanced, common sense solutions that promote personal responsibility and shared prosperity.
We--you and I--are the most qualified to take on this essential work. As Vermonters, we have a long history of working together respectfully.
I want to work with you to ensure our young people go to good schools and can then find good jobs that allow them to stay here and live a good life.
I want to work with you to ensure that every Vermonter can sit down each day to a meal of healthy, wholesome foods, and that those who grow our food are treated with dignity and respect.
I want to work with you to ensure that every Vermonter has access to affordable quality health care--and the peace of mind that comes with it.
I want to work with you to ensure that Vermont reduces energy consumption through efficiency and conservation and moves to more renewable local sources.
I want to work with you to build a Vermont stronger than it has ever been -- a Vermont that looks to the future with anticipation and confidence.
I believe in our ability to do all these things. I ask for your support, your vote, and most of all, your engagement in the important work ahead.