Vermont has a long tradition of outstanding women who have provided our state with valuable leadership. Consuelo Bailey, Barbara Snelling and Madeline Kunin are just a few of the names that come to mind. Lola Aiken was never elected to public office but, nevertheless, provided extraordinary leadership in Washington D.C. and Vermont. That is one reason I was heartened to see a letter by Ann Cummings noting that Senate candidate Pat McDonald is “intelligent, hard working and personable.”
Pat is all of those things and more. She is level headed and brings wisdom and common sense to every task she undertakes. That is why Governors Snelling, Dean and Douglas all entrusted her with important roles in their administrations.
This year no candidate for public office in VermontĘbrings more leadership experience to the table. As a formerĘCommissioner of Labor,ĘCommissioner of Employment and Training, Secretary of Transportation, Deputy Commissioner of Education, Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, and Commissioner of Personnel, Pat McDonald has the experience, knowledge and skills to provide the kind of leadership the Vermont Senate needs to get things done right.