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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Happy 2019!

I have been so extremely proud to serve as your state representative these last sixteen years.  Much has been accomplished during my tenure in the Vermont House, especially during my service as chair of the committee on General, Housing & Military Affairs since 2007.  We saw passage of many key pieces of legislation: paid sick days; safe rental housing enforcement and mobile  home protections; recognition of Vermont’s Native American tribes; increases in the minimum wage; employment protections for pregnant women, nursing mothers, and crime victims; prohibitions against sexual harassment in the workplace; and increased benefits for military members and their families.  The largest single increase in the creation of affordable housing was achieved with last year’s $35 million housing bond.

Thank you for this amazing opportunity to serve you and all of Vermont.

John Killacky will take my place as the representative of Chittenden 7-3, South Burlington when the Vermont House convenes next Wednesday, January 9th.  I hope that you will support John as you have so thoughtfully supported me, sharing your hopes, concerns, and ideas about how to move Vermont forward.

While I’m leaving the House, I’m not leaving South Burlington.  I look forward to seeing you in the neighborhood and around town in the years to come.

All my best,
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January 5, 2019