Week In Action 6/3/2016

Phil and Team Scott continued on the 14-county Green Flag Tour this week, and enjoyed meeting Vermonters around the state for numerous Memorial Day celebrations. A few of this week’s highlights from the state’s most energetic and hardworking campaign are below.

Our mobile campaign office “Blizzard” made stops in Franklin, Grand Isle, and Addison Counties this week as part of our 14-county Green Flag Tour. Phil toured local businesses and listened to business owners and employees to learn more about how state government can make it easier and more affordable to live, work and do business in the state we love.

In Franklin County, Phil’s stops included tours of Swanton Lumber, Precision Tools and Handy Toyota. He also met with dairy farmers at the St. Albans Co-op and assured them that when he is Governor, traditional farming will once again have a seat at the table!

Phil also spent time speaking with residents of Grand Isle County about the economy, tourism and our beautiful Lake Champlain.

After that he swung by Phoenix Feeds, Maple Landmark Products, Vermont Soap, and Vermont Tree Goods in Addison County.  Former Governor Jim Douglas – one of Phil’s earliest and biggest supporters – also joined us.

Keep an eye out for us in your neck of the woods! Next week Phil and Team Scott will be roaring into Windsor County and Chittenden County.  In addition, Phil will participate in the Vermont Business Roundtable ForumBennington County Forum, and the 5th Annual Water Quality Conference. Check out our full listing of events HERE.
Phil knows that to compete in a 21st century marketplace we need a qualified workforce that’s skilled in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM). The stronger the talent of Vermont workers, the stronger our businesses will be. So investing in pro-growth areas such as STEM education is a great of example of what Phil meant when – as Sen. Peg Flory, R-Rutland told VT Digger – Phil instructed legislators to consider ways to promote job opportunities as they worked on their bills in committee.

Sen. Flory noted that when Vermont Technical College and Castleton University requested funding to help renovate and upgrade their STEM labs, the Legislature recognized that this is exactly the type of investment that could improve the economy and support Vermont business.
“There appears to be a job market, but the kids need to have upgraded lab equipment in order to be ready to take those jobs. So we thought it was a wise investment for jobs,” Flory said. Read the full story from VT Digger by clicking HERE, and read more about Phil’s approach to creating jobs, retaining businesses and supporting pro-growth investments HERE.

This past Memorial Day weekend, while Team Scott urged Vermonters to celebrate freedom and enjoy the family, friends and the outdoors in our beautiful state, we also worked hard to highlight the meaning of this important holiday: honoring our servicemen and women who gave their lives in service to our country.  It is their service, and sacrifice – and the service of all veterans – that allows us to be here today, safe and sound. We can never do enough to honor them.

Memorial Day weekend does mark the unofficial start of the summer – and for campaigns, parade season!  And, we think it’s safe to say that no one does campaigns quite like Team Scott!

Phil greeted Vermonters in the Essex and Vergennes Memorial Day Parades. We had a great turnout to show support for our soldiers, vets and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Thanks to all who participated.

We’d love to have you join us in a parade. If you want to join us in our parade-within-a-parade, please contact tracy@philscott.org — we will be at the Dairy Days parade in Enosburg on Saturday and Independence Day is right around the corner!


Phil: As Governor, the economy will be THE priority
“I’m running for governor to make the economy and affordability not just apriority, but the priority. I think that restoring the lack of faith and trust that we have in government, following through on what you say you’re going to do, being there, and being predictable is something that’s important to the economy and its important to the citizens of Vermont.” (Source: WDEV’s Open Mike: Full Interview)

Phil Scott is right for Vermont
“It [is] very clear the only candidate who is right for Vermont is Phil Scott.”- Nicole Citro, Essex Junction (Source: Burlington Free Press: Full Story)


Stowe Reporter: Stowe legislator is unopposed
“If lack of opposition is an endorsement, Heidi Scheuermann is on a roll,” said the Stowe Reporter this week. We think it is an endorsement of Heidi’s commitment to fighting to stop irresponsible legislation as part of the minority party alongside Phil, and Phil’s glad to have her endorsement as well. Read the full article HERE and read about the additional Republican legislators who endorsed Phil for Governor alongside Heidi, 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/.