It is a time for action, and it is a time for some positive change here in our local government. While there have been a few small contentions as of recent, in my view, they have served us well as a town in that they have brought more people forward. People that want to get involved and to make a difference. People that care deeply about our town and it’s well being. People that care about the prosperity and growth that this area deserves. Our Board of Selectmen has been working very hard to address these issues and to achieve a great many goals, but they rarely receive the due appreciation for their efforts. I hope to join them in this thankless pursuit, so that we may keep Dover the truly wonderful place that is is to live, to work, and to raise a family.
Southern Vermont has been my true home for my entire life and I take great pride in this area, the quality of life, and the quality of the people here. I have tremendous respect for the history of this town, and as a younger candidate, I admit to having a keen eye toward it’s future. As a local business owner in Vermont Geeks, my desire to see technical and financial growth is obvious and my ability to help us realize this great potential is perhaps my greatest asset. But perhaps even more important is my desire to communicate openly with the residents and the business owners and the tax payers of Dover. My desire to hear the whole story, and to hear the varied opinions, so that I can do my best to accurately represent you as a whole. I am the type of person who prefers to consider things professionally, not personally and will strive to do just that.
I look forward to bringing greater transparency to our proceedings and making better use of the internet and media to help communicate with our townspeople, improving dialogue and debate in the process, so that decisions can be made swiftly and with the best interest of our voters.
I have agreed to take part in the candidate’s forum on Thursday, September 3rd, and very much look forward to speaking to many more of you there in person, and to hearing what you have to say. Thank you for your consideration and please do take the time to come out both for the forum and to vote in the special election on Sept. 8th.