We’re lucky in Orange County to have a Senator – Mark MacDonald – who understands the challenges we face. These include the day-to-day stresses that our economy puts on working Vermonters, but also the importance of preserving the working landscape for future generations.
Unlike some, Mark does not approach these challenges in a partisan spirit; rather he works with all parties to find practical solutions. He shows up at countless public gatherings, and is always available to talk to constituents of all persuasions.
Despite his long tenure, he has never taken the job for granted. I believe he exemplifies what it means to be an effective public servant in Vermont.