The Hardwick Gazette

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Sims Benefits All Four Towns

To the editor:

Voters in Albany appreciate how we improve our lives by re-electing Rep. Sims who works tirelessly creating legislation after listening carefully to us. We know because she schedules regular online office hours, hears our needs and follows-up with care.

After hearing educators and parents describe financial inequities in Northeast Kingdom schools, Rep. Sims consulted with General Assembly peers to understand education bills. Her next step was to work hard to help passage of S.287/Act 127 that will increase pupil weighting for poverty: our schools will benefit from increased state funding. Similarly, Katherine Sims strongly promoted the forest products sector after recognizing the need to develop our rural workforce: the Forest Future Strategic Roadmap resulted.

Voters see how Sims is an active player at the negotiating table for making legislation. Her two years of focused and relentless effort have benefited constituents in all Orleans-four towns in ways rarely seen in any district in Vermont!

Energetic, accessible, and persistent are characteristics of the leader that Albany voters need as our representative. Rep. Sims lifts up voices especially of those who have been underserved far too long here in the Northeast Kingdom. I urge you to vote for Sims on or before November 8.

Scott Rhodewalt


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