I am writing this letter in support of Pat McDonald, Republican candidate for Washington County State Senate.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Pat, both professionally and personally, since the early 1990s. Pat has earned the respect of members of all political parties in Vermont. She has successfully worked in leadership roles as the head of various state agencies, serving under both Democrat and Republican governors.
I had the opportunity to work with Pat at the State House when she held the title of Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. Pat demonstrated her ability to work with members from all parties to successfully promote legislation. Pat’s approach is to research the issues and present a well thought out position.
Pat’s energy, dedication and willingness to work hard taken together with her sense of humor and humility will make her an excellent addition to the Legislature.
Pat has an extensive work history to include 27 years in the private sector and 15 years in Vermont state government plus two terms in the Vermont House of Representatives.
She was appointed by Governors Snelling, Dean and Douglas to serve in seven leadership positions to include Commissioner of Human Resources, Secretary of Transportation, Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and Commissioner of Labor.
With such a broad base of proven experience, I firmly believe that Pat will be an asset to Washington County and the State of Vermont. She is an individual who is well respected by state leaders regardless of their party affiliation.
Washington County will be well represented by Pat McDonald. We will benefit from having someone with Pat McDonald’s leadership capabilities and dedication.
Jon D. Valsangiacomo