Letter: Sens. Campion, Sears a winning combination

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To the Editor:

We have a winning team in Senators Brian Campion and Dick Sears. They have worked tirelessly to help their constituents In Bennington County and Wilmington cope with the pandemic and all of the problems that came with it. We are fortunate to be represented by two of the most respected and effective senators in Montpelier.

We can rely on Senator Campion and Senator Sears to protect a woman's right to choose, to uphold the rights of the LGBTQ community, and to continue the incredible work they are doing in the area of economic development. Senator Campion took a leadership role in ensuring that Bennington has clean drinking water--in the town and in schools throughout the state.

Senator Campion is director of public policy for the Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) at Bennington College. He facilitates all programs connected with state and federal policy. He is serving his third term in the senate and currently is vice chair of the Natural Resources and Energy Committee and a member of the Finance Committee.

Senator Sears, who directed a residential program for troubled youth for 35 years, has served 11 terms in the senate and chairs the Judiciary Committee and the Justice Oversight Committee. He is vice chair of the Child Protection Oversight Committee and serves on the Appropriations Committee. Senator Sears has led the state efforts to reform the prison system and is nationally recognized as an expert in this area.

Senators Campion and Sears are opposed by three persons, none of whom have any legislative experience, and all are too far right. I will proudly cast my vote for Senators Sears and Senator Campion.

Judy Murphy,

Bennington

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