with Senators Elizabeth Warren and Patrick Leahy

with Senators Elizabeth Warren, Patrick Leahy, and Rep. Kesha Ram at 2014 Curtis Awards dinner in Essex Junction!

THANK YOU FOR VISITING…
The 2014 legislative session ended on time on saturday, May 10. Please check out “Up to the Minute” for a recap of major legislation. On a personal note, it was great to talk to so many of you during the session. While no two people will agree on every issue, there were some tough choices this session and I value every contact I received from local residents. It will be a busy summer and fall as our Judicial Nominating board (I am a member) will choose a Supreme court Justice, a Public Service Board member, and a Superior Court judge. The Vermont State Colleges Board has also been active. I was elected vice-chair of the Board of Trustees last year and we are working on long-range planning for the future viability of the five colleges.  I am running for re-election and hope to see you on the campaign trail!

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As a former Village Trustee and current State Representative, I have knocked on a lot of doors locally and know how important communication is. I also know how busy you are, and how hard it is to keep up with all the state and local issues which affect our daily lives. Hopefully, this website will provide some insights into the campaign and help you contact me easily if you’d like more information. In the last session, several local issues from Essex Junction took the form of legislation and were signed into law this year….the process really can work if you get involved.
I pledge to work hard for re-election to the House of Representatives this November 4. I look forward to talking to every voter in the Village before then, and I hope to continue to earn your support for one of your two House votes.

“Tim’s municipal experience is a tremendous asset in Montpelier. He knows how to advocate and fight for local government” –Vermont Secretary of State  Jim Condos

“There’s no better background for a state representative than having served at the local level. We share some of the same municipal concerns and I think Tim will continue to make a great representative for Essex Junction.” –State Senator Ginny Lyons.

“As a VSAC Board member, I’ve known Tim for many years. He has a great reputation for fairness and hard work in the higher education community. We need to keep him in the House for Essex Junction!” — State Representative Martha Heath, Essex-Westford, Chair, Westford School Board and Chair, House Appropriations Committee.

“Tim has been an invaluable member of the Natural Resources and Energy Committee. He never misses a day and helps shape quality legislation; he always makes sure that we consider the implications of our work on IBM and other businesses” – Rep. Tony Klein, East Montpelier. Chair of House Natural Resources and Energy Committee

“I’ve worked with Tim on a host of postsecondary education issues for many years. He’s the kind of representative who works on a bi-partisan basis to get things done. He does it with compassion, knowledge, judgment, and a good dose of humor. – Bruce Post, Essex, former aide to Vermont U.S. Senators Robert Stafford and James Jeffords.

REGISTER TO VOTE

If you are an American citizen, a Vermont resident, are over 18, and live in Essex Junction, you may register to vote here. You can download the application and bring it to the Town Clerk’s office at 81 Main St. You will need to take the Freeman’s Oath if it’s the first time you’ve registered in Vermont and (new regulation) show some proof of residence. As a notary public, I’d be happy to come register you at your home, apartment, or condominium-you can e-mail or call me at 802 878 2972.

If you’re not registered, don’t wait! Please register to vote now!

VOTE Early!

It’s easy to vote in the comfort of your own home (although you miss seeing all the candidates standing outside the polls in the cold!) Early ballots will be available about a month before an election by calling the Village office at 878 6944 for local elections or the Town Clerk’s office at 879 0413 for state and national elections. If you prefer, just give me a call or e-mail and I’ll be happy to have you sent an early ballot.