I’m doing my best to put the race for the presidency out of my mind. Thankfully, Vermont has a respectable slate of candidates for governor, all of whom have the chops and integrity to make good leaders.
Personally I’m weary of the “race” to be the first state to “fill in the blank”. I want a governor without ambitions for a political career beyond Vermont; a governor who knows the state, the people and the job and who will focus on the basics. From my perspective that means a clean, safe state with a healthy economy. I want to get my money’s worth relative to the taxes I pay. I want someone I can trust. That’s why I support Phil Scott for Governor. I’ve known Phil for years. He is a listener, a consensus builder. He can add balance to state government, without the rancor and posturing.
Another thing I like about Phil is that he signs the front of a lot of pay checks. He appreciates business for more than its tax revenue. We need a governor who “gets it”. Someone who has built a strong business from the ground up, after his first entrepreneurial dream died because state government was too slow and over-regulating. Phil believes we can and must do better.
When the economy flourishes, so does state revenue. When it suffers, revenue suffers. What matters more, people suffer. Phil “gets it”. That is why I’ll be voting for Phil in August and November!