I’d like to announce my candidacy as a Democrat for State Senate from Chittenden County. I’m currently serving my fifth year on the Williston Selectboard, after five years on the Williston Planning Commission. I think of myself as a public servant, not a politician, because that was the way I was brought up – my father was Mayor of our little town near Savannah, Georgia, when I was a kid, and he taught me to contribute to my community, and to hold justice, compassion, and respect for everyone as values. For the last nine years, I have had the chance to serve others in my job as well, as the Executive Director of Vermont Interfaith Action, a grassroots community organizing group of caring, inclusive people across the state seeking to effect systemic change on the issues of affordable housing, health care reform, public transportation, education, and criminal justice reform – all issues that are important in the state senate, too. And the primary issue that interests me is improving our economy, making good-paying jobs that treat employees right a top priority. Please support me in the August 9 primary and again in November, and together we’ll make Vermont work for all Vermonters.
Debbie Ingram, Williston