Campaign Update 4/15

Another busy week is behind us and we’re one week closer to victory! In addition to serving in the State House, and staying on top of his small business, Phil met with hundreds of Vermonters and showed his support for some worthy causes.


Attendees at Tuesday’s gubernatorial forum hosted by Vermont Law School learned firsthand why Phil is the clear choice for Governor. Phil is a leader who listens, learns and gets to work. As he said at Tuesday’s forum, he will be the leader Vermont needs to prioritize the economy and who has the ability to build consensus to move Vermont forward. Learn more about Phil’s clear priorities.


Phil recently attended the 14th Star Brewing Company’s 11 Bravo Release Party and Fundraiser, where the brewery released a special can of Golden Wheat in honor of Vermont’s own Josh “Allota” Pallotta. Josh served as an Infantryman (“11 Bravo”) in Afghanistan but eventually lost his own battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after returning home. The event also raised money for the Josh Pallotta Fund, which supports Vermont service members and veterans struggling with PTSD, with the ultimate goal of helping to end veteran suicides.


Following news that the Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce is filing for bankruptcy, Phil called for an end to the business-hostile policies and political climate that’s permeated Vermont over the last six years. Read the official statement here.

Fostering a stable, predictable political climate for employers is one of Phil’s principles for economic growth. Stability and predictability are necessary for businesses to plan, grow, and to feel confident that they can thrive in Vermont. Learn more about Phil’s plans to build a stronger economy.


We were all disheartened to learn of the news surrounding an SEC investigation into Jay Peak Inc. and Q Burke. As Phil said, he is “concerned about the hundreds of affected workers and their economic security” as the region has relied heavily on the jobs created for these projects.

Phil has reached out to the Northeast Kingdom’s Senate delegation will continue to work closely with them as this matter unfolds.

As Phil pointed out, full transparency and accountability are vital – Vermonters need and deserve to be able to trust state government.


Vermont’s independent lumber and material business owners traveled to Montpelier this week for the Vermont Retail Lumber Dealers Association (VRLDA) Lobby Day. Phil stopped by to greet the group, and share his experience as a small business owner.


We need answers on Q Burke investor fraud allegations

“At a minimum, there appears to be a significant lack of oversight on this project. We need immediate answers to basic, yet essential, questions. What went wrong at Jap Peak and Q Burke? How was this allowed to deteriorate to the point it is now? What steps, if any, did the administration take to prevent this from happening?” (Source: WPTZ: Full Story)