To the editor:
I’m voting for Rep. Katherine Sims because she supports small businesses. She’s been advocating for our communities far longer than she’s been a legislator. The year before I opened the restaurant (Blackbird Bistro), Katherine invited me to share my experience and needs as a small business owner with legislators at NEK Day at the Statehouse, an event she organized for the NEK Collaborative. She helped create the children’s center my son attended and rallied towns to join the NEK Communications Union District to bring broadband to our community. Katherine has proven time and again that she knows how to bring people together and drive positive change for our rural economy. The year after I opened the restaurant, COVID hit and things got really tough. Katherine voted for the COVID-19 relief funding to support small business. That funding helped us survive and today the business is thriving. Katherine’s got my vote for state representative.