I am deeply honored by the trust in me expressed by the voters of Northfield and Berlin on Tuesday. I will work as hard as I am able to maintain that trust. I thank everyone who came out to participate in our great democratic process.
I particularly appreciate those who took on the challenge of a campaign, even if losing, because they are the ones who enabled voters to have a choice. An election without challengers is no election at all.
Please remember that you can reach me at any time by phone message (485-6431) or email (email@example.com). Whether we agree on an issue or not, I can’t be an effective representative without know-ing what my constituents think.
We face great challenges and opportunities in the term ahead. We need to place a higher priority on economic development, so that we can sustain the initiatives that we want to support. We need to fo-cus on affordability by addressing our tax burden, our education spending growth, and health care reform.
No single ideas can provide solutions. Solutions come from a blend of ideas: from people listening to one another as we build a future to keep us, “Vermont Strong.” I commit to continuing to listen and to work with others with an open mind and a collaborative spirit.
Rep. Anne Donahue