RUTLAND COUNTY SENATE CANDIDATES:
Senator Brian Collamore (Incumbent)
Phone: (802)342-6294 or (802)773-1365, E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook: Collamore For State Senate
Campaign account: Collamore for State Senate Committee, 124 Patricia Ln, Rutland, VT 05701
State Senator Brian Collamore (R-Rutland) is seeking his fifth term in the Vermont State Senate. Collamore, who serves on both the Senate Agriculture Committee and the Senate Government Operations Committee, is hopeful that he can continue to work to grow the local economy, make Vermont more affordable, and protect Vermont’s most vulnerable citizens.
As a member of the Vermont State Senate, Collamore has staunchly advocated for fiscal prudence, investments in economic growth, tax relief, and support for the truly needy. He has worked closely with Gov. Scott and legislators from across the aisle to put aside partisanship and pass common-sense reforms for Vermonters.
In addition to his service on the Senate Agriculture Committee and Senate Government Operations Committee, Collamore has worked tirelessly as Co-Chair of the Government Accountability Committee, Vice Chair of the Senate Reapportionment Committee, member of the Sunset Advisory Committee, and member of the Judicial Nominating Board.
“If Rutland County residents trust me again with their vote, I will continue to fiercely advocate for the interests of our region,” added Collamore. “Now more than ever we need to roll up our sleeves and ensure Vermonters’ voices are heard in the State House.”
Phone: (802) 342-7306, E-mail: [email protected]
Campaign Account: Terry Williams for Senate, 319 Ruby Rd, Poultney, VT 05764
Facebook: Terry For Senate
Terry Williams is running to represent Rutland county in the Vermont Senate. A resident of Poultney who has been a soldier, farmer and statesman, Williams is an eighth generation Vermonter. He retired from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel after serving with the Army and Army National Guard for 35 years as both enlisted and officer ranks including one combat tour in Afghanistan.
Terry has three children and four grandchildren, and stated, “I would like to serve in the Vermont Legislature as a senator in 2023 in order to improve their futures in our state.”
After retiring, he returned to Poultney and purchased his aunt and uncle’s dairy farm and started Slate Hill Farms LLC, a NOFA certified, organic vegetable farm which he still operates today. Williams has served on the Board of Directors of the Stone Valley community market and was a member of the Vermont Fresh Network, Rutland Area Farm to Food Link (RAFFL).
As an active civil servant in his community for many years, Williams has served as town health officer, select board member, and chairman of the town Public Safety Committee; Recently re-elected to another 3-year term on the Poultney select board, he is currently serving as the Vice Chairman, the Poultney Emergency Management Coordinator and as commissioner to the Rutland Regional Planning Commission.
As a veteran, Williams is currently serving on the board of directors of the Dodge House in Rutland and is the Finance officer at the J. Claire Carmody American Legion Post #39 in Poultney. He is a life member of the Disabled Veterans of America (DAV), and is a member of VFW Post 648 in Rutland.
Terry is also an avid outdoorsman, conservationist, and hunter serving as the VT Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs Southern Vice-President, a member of the Green Mountain Quarrymen’s Association, Vermont Coverts, Vermont Woodlands Association, the Poultney and Benson Fish & Game Clubs and the Manchester Rod & Gun Club.
Terry Williams’ life has been dedicated to his family, community, state, and nation and he will continue to serve faithfully if elected to the Senate in November.
Phone: (802)417-9013, E-mail: [email protected]
Campaign Account: Dave Weeks for VT State Senate, 35 Warner Avenue, Proctor, VT 05765
Facebook: Weeks for VT State Senate
Dave Weeks, originally from Wallingford, now residing in Proctor is a candidate to represent Rutland County as one of the 3 State Senators.
Foremost on Dave’s agenda is regional economic rejuvenation via business incentives and tourism enhancement. He recognizes the uniqueness of Vermont’s natural beauty/resources and the abundant underutilized local economic infrastructure. Dave sees a critical need for investing in highways/broadband infrastructure, lowering taxation, tourism rebranding, and working closely with our New York/New Hampshire/Massachusetts/Canadian neighbors.
As a political moderate and fiscal conservative, he is highly skilled at diplomacy and seeking consensus but believes strongly that the status quo in VT is not good enough. He is an extremely strong advocate of small government and minimal taxation.
Dave is a highly trained business diplomat specializing in restabilizing projects beyond a billion dollars; 31-year veteran as a Navy Captain/Marine enlisted; Iraq veteran; Mill River/UVM graduate with three master’s degrees in business/strategic planning/public administration as well as PhD studies in national security; balanced environmentalist; strong education advocate; and a youth organization volunteer.
Devoted husband, father and son; youngest sibling of Bob and Gerry Weeks of Wallingford, married to Leeanne (education PhD currently leading an overseas international K-12 school), parent to son Jake (biotech CPA), daughter Sarah (Physical Assistant student), step-son Mitch (music producer), and step-daughter Cassandra (undergrad student).
Dave’s abundant government experience with the highest levels of national/international leadership and the critical work of the Chambers of Commerce have inspired his drive to stabilize the chaos in government and the unfortunate erosion of faith in public institutions, and has enhanced a relentless emphasis on service for our community and our state.
To put his legislative goals in a nutshell, Dave stated, “My focus now is to rejuvenate the economic condition in Rutland County while respecting the unique soul of Vermont.”
HOUSE of REPRESENTATIVES CANDIDATES:
Rutland 1: Poultney, Ira, and Wells to the west of the center line of RT 30.
Rep Pattie McCoy (Incumbent)
Phone: (802)-287-9625, Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Pattie McCoy
Account: Friends of Pattie McCoy, 1392 High Rd, Poultney, VT 05764
Rutland 2: Clarendon, Wallingford, West Rutland, and south & west part of Rutland Town not in Rutland 4.
Rep Thomas Burditt (Incumbent)
802-483-0031, [email protected]
Account: Thomas Burditt for VT State Representative, 118 Clarendon Ave, West Rutland, VT 05777
Rutland 2: We're a 2 seat district - vote for both of us!
Rep Arthur Peterson (Incumbent)
Phone: 802-558-8840, Email: [email protected]
Account: Peterson for VT House, 157 East Tinmouth Rd, West Rutland, VT, 05777
Rutland 3: Castleton
Phone: (518) 694-1931, Email: [email protected]
Account: Friends of Jarrod E Sammis, PO Box 14, Fair Haven, VT 05743
Rutland 4: Northeast quadrant of Rutland City plus Rutland Town to the north - east of N Grove
(Voting place - Godnick Center, Deer St and Rutland Town School)
Phone: (802) 342-1950, Email: [email protected]
Account: Committee To Elect Paul Clifford, Treasurer Peg Flory, 20 North St, Rutland, VT 05701
Rutland 5: Southeast quadrant of Rutland City with some redistricting changes
(Voting place - Christ the King School, Killington Ave)
Phone: (802) 585-0582, Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Eric Maguire for State Representative
Account: Eric Maguire for State Representative, 105 Jackson Ave, Rutland, VT 05701
Rutland 6: Southwest quadrant of Rutland City with some redistricting changes
(Voting place - American Legion, Washington St)
Cynthia "Cindy" Laskevich
Phone: (802) 855-8380, Email: [email protected]
Account: Friends of Cindy Laskevich, 22 Engrem Ave, Rutland, VT 5701
Rutland 8: Pittsford, Proctor (new district)
Rep Charles "Butch" Shaw (Incumbent)
Facebook: Butch Shaw for State Representative
Account: Butch Shaw for State Representative, PO Box 19, Pittsford, Vermont, 05763
Rutland 10: Benson, Fair Haven, West Haven (new district)
Rep William "Bill" Canfield (Incumbent)
Phone: (802) 802-265-4428, Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Bill Canfield
Account: Friends to Elect Bill Canfield, 12 Pine St, Fair Haven, VT 05743
Rutland 11: Chittenden, Killington, Mendon, Pittsfield (new district)
Rep Jim Harrison (Incumbent)
Phone: 802-236-3001, [email protected]
Facebook: State Representative Jim Harrison
Account: Harrison for Vermont, Treasurer Bill Gormley, 75 Lazy Acres Rd, N Chittenden, VT 05763
Rutland-Bennington: Middletown Springs, Pawlet, East Wells, Tinmouth, Rupert (new district)
Rep Sally Achey (Incumbent)
Facebook: Sally Achey
Account: Sally 4 VT Rep, Jed Rubin Treasurer, 350 Daisy Hollow Rd, Middletown Springs, VT 05757
Bennington-Rutland: Danby, Mount Tabor, Dorset, Landgrove, Peru
William "Bill" Gaiotti
Phone: (802) 345-8500, [email protected]
Account: William Gaiotti for State Representative, 288 Troll Hill Rd, Mount Tabor, VT 05739
STATE and FEDERAL OFFICES
US Senate: Gerald Malloy, "I am seeking to serve Vermonters, Vermont, and the United States of America. I am deeply concerned with the direction our Country is going and I have the character, experience, leadership and performance to change the course for a better future.
Account: Gerald Malloy for US Senate, Limited, PO Box 103, Weathersfield, VT 05151
US House: Ericka Redic, "American citizens need and deserve three things from government: Integrity, Transparency, and Accountability. Without these three key elements as a foundation, all policies, services, and supports inevitably become inefficient and ineffective."
Account: Committee to Elect Ericka Redic for Congress, 70 South Winooski Ave, #114 Burlington, VT 05401
Governor: Phil Scott
Account: PHIL SCOTT FOR VERMONT, PO BOX 988, MONTPELIER, VT 05601, GLEN WRIGHT, TREASURER
Lieutenant Governor: Joe Benning, "Our state is unique in all the world, and as your next Lt. Governor I will work hard every day to promote Vermont's economy, interests, and citizens."
Account: Joe Benning for Lt. Governor Committee, PO Box 142, Lyndonville, VT 05851
Secretary of State: H Brooke Paige, "We should not view 'Freedom and Unity' as some old fashioned idiom, rather it should be the watchwords that guide us in selecting our representatives and the decisions they make on our behalf."
Account: Paige for Vermont, LLC, PO Box #41, Washington, Vermont, 05675.
Attorney General: Michael Tagliavia, " I am Mike Tagliavia for Attorney General, and I ... Stand for the National Anthem, Pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, Am a Constitutional and fiscal conservative, Am a Second Amendment supporter, Am a Right to Life supporter, Am an honest man who wants to do good things for all Vermonters, Am NOT a career politician, Am someone who believes in personal accountability & consequences for bad choices."
Account: Michael Tagliavia for Attorney General, P O BOX 471, Corinth, VT, 05039
Auditor of Accounts: Richard Morton, "Integrity, Compassion, Posterity... The next generation will either benefit from our accomplishments or must deal with our unsolved problems. My hope is that we leave things better for them."
Account: Friends of Rick Morton, 1089 Marlboro Rd, Brattleboro, VT 05301