Week in Action 6/24/2016

In a week filled with meetings, events and policy discussions, Phil even made time to help a motorist in need on the side of the highway! All in a weeks’ work for Phil and Team Scott. A few more of this week’s highlights from the state’s most energetic and hardworking campaign are below.


Don’t forget early voting for the August 9 primary is now open in all towns. Check in with your town clerk’s office to learn more (find yours HERE) and get out the vote for Phil. Your support has kept us going throughout this campaign and Phil needs you now more than ever to make sure we send a clear message about the type of campaign Vermonters deserve – one on the issues, not slinging mud! So let’s get every vote we can!  Please, go vote at your town clerk’s office ASAP!

After you vote, you can help make sure Phil wins – and reject the smear campaign of our opponent – on August 9th by getting 5 more family members and friends to vote early. It would be a HUGE contribution to the campaign.

Phil is a leader who always listens and learns, never over promises and does what he says he’ll do. He’s a leader that works together with others to identify and implement the solutions. And he’s a leader who believes “my first duty is to my constituents.”

That is exactly the kind of leadership Vermonters need in their next Governor and that is the kind of leader Phil will be, as detailed by the Burlington Free Press this week.

Reporter Jess Aloe hit the campaign trail with Phil and Team Scott, seeing first hand Phil’s grassroots campaign strategy and commitment to meeting with, and listening to Vermonters. Phil shared his vision for Vermont and discussed his approach to addressing some of our biggest challenges. He also addressed his leadership style:  “I want to know the plan and I want to have it all laid out. I don’t make promises I can’t keep or don’t intend to keep,” Phil told the Free Press.

Supporters and colleagues agreed. Governor Jim Douglas shared more on Phil’s career-long commitment to efficiency – a commitment that will guide his policies as Governor. His colleagues on both sides of the aisle also noted that Phil’s fairness, ability to understand what Vermont needs and his dedication to listening to his constituents had earned their respect and support. Read the full article HERE.


Phil also sat down with Vermont Public Radio this week to share his perspective on issues, and how he’ll address those issues while ensuring our economy remains the top priority. As Phil told Jane Lindholm on Vermont Edition, when we “focus on the economy and grow revenues organically, we don’t have to raise taxes and fees.” Phil also shared his frustration and concern by the lack of focus on pro-growth, pro-jobs policies during the last legislative biennium – despite his urging lawmakers to make that the priority. He also explained that “we should be setting parameters when we build a budget,” and that just like we do for our personal and business expenses, state government needs to evaluate “do I want it, or do I need it?” Listen to the full interview on VPR HERE.

Phil also shared his plans and approach to addressing environmental challenges at the Vermont Conservation Voters forum. As Phil noted, protecting our environment is critical and environmental issues are linked closely to the strength of the economy. View the entire forum HERE.


Residents of BarreEssexFair Haven and Rutland welcomed Phil this week at Meet and Greets that gave Phil the chance to learn more about the issues facing Vermonters in each region. Team Scott fired up the grill at Jack Corse Fuels before stopping by the Marble Mansion and enjoying some ice cream at Tozier’s. Phil was also honored to help the Vermont State Police celebrate its awards ceremony in recognition of the amazing officers that serve us everyday.

Next week we’re visiting with the Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont, participating in the Brattleboro Chamber Forum, and appearing on Falls Area Community Television. Check out our full listing of events HERE.



Public service is about serving Vermonters
“[The Statehouse] is the people’s house. It’s their house and we’re there to serve Vermonters…We have an obligation to breakdown barriers and try to serve Vermonters the best that we are able to.” (Source: Middlebury Five-O: Full Story)

Addressing environmental challenges
“If we don’t start revitalizing our economy, we’re not going to have money to continue to put into programs that are important such as this lake cleanup.” (Source: Fox 44: Full Story)

Thanking those that serve bravely
“Scott thanked the troopers for their service. ‘It’s a simple phrase, but it stands for so much,’ Scott said.” (Source: VT Digger: Full Story)



Michael Diender in Stowe Reporter: To Protect its tourism business, Vermont has to step up
Vermont has a powerful brand thanks to our beautiful state, rich culture, and our small businesses and entrepreneurs that produce unique, quality products, services and experiences. Phil has proposed strengthening and better promoting that brand as part of his plan to grow our population, bolstering our workforce and strengthening our economy (read more HERE). He’ll work to more strategically and aggressively market Vermont to attract more tourists, new residents and new businesses. Stowe business owner Michael Diender details the importance a more cohesive, strategic marketing effort for the state, providing an interesting read on what more can be done. Read the full article HERE.

Thanks to everyone that came out to events and participated in meetings this week. Be sure to follow along with the campaign’s activities everyday – and share your thoughts – @PhilScott4VT  and https://www.facebook.com/PhilScottforVermont/.