I was born and raised in Vermont. When I became an adult, I travelled near and far, living in such great places as New Orleans, Sedona, Key West, but none of then can compare with Vermont! When my daughter was born I could not dream of raising her anyplace else. This state has such heart! Vermonters believe in self-sufficiency, but they also believe that when someone is down, you help them. We don't even hesitate, and that set of values permeates our public policy too! I was able to go back to school and work on getting a set of degrees that I can be proud of, and eventually build a career that will allow me to help further that great tradition of compassion for others that I love about my home state! Let us always embrace kindness, social responsibility and far-reaching vision into the future as our treasured values.
August 19, 2008