Anyone see any good parades over the Fourth of July? Chances are you saw at least one of the FOURTEEN parades Team Scott participated in. We want to extend a huge “thank you” to everyone who joined us for a busy holiday weekend and week! A few of this week’s highlights from the state’s most energetic and hardworking campaign are below.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! LET’S KEEP IT GOING!
A new Energy Independent Vermont poll shows Phil has the resounding support of Vermonters in the primary race, with two-thirds of respondents supporting Phil for Governor. That’s a 45-point lead over his Primary opponent and represents the most support among all candidates, by far. Read more about the poll HERE.
We could not have gotten here without your hard work and support, but we can’t stop now. If you haven’t taken advantage of early voting yet, vote for Phil NOW! Let’s make it clear that Phil is the right candidate for Vermont with a strong showing in the Primary! Already voted? Share your vote with our “I Voted Phil Scott” image (Download it HERE).
ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS
Phil had the opportunity to speak directly with Vermonters across the state as part of Ask Me Anything on Reddit. Phil was excited to discuss issues with the online participants, giving him a chance to answer questions ranging from his economic plans to his stance on wind turbine projects to his future as a racecar driver.
The economy weighed heavily on participants’ minds as many asked about Phil’s plans for creating jobs and making Vermont more affordable – particularly to attract recent college grads and young working families. As Phil said, “we have a severe demographic problem in this state. Our last census tells us that we have lost 30,000 people out of the 25-45 age category. In order to attract this age group, which is our workforce, we must provide job opportunities, affordable housing for the working class, and incentivize youth migration from a tax perspective.”
TEAM SCOTT HITS THE PARADE TRAIL
We all love Vermont and we all love our country, so what better way to celebrate our Independence Day than participating in fourteen parades around our beautiful state. Phil and Team Scott kept busy this holiday weekend, joining in on the festivities and celebrations at Fourth of July parades in Barton, Brandon, Cabot, Colchester, Derby, Fairfax, Milton, Montpelier, Morristown, Morrisville, Poultney, Stowe, Warren and Williston. Thanks to everyone who joined us in the parades and supported us in the crowd.
“I had advocated at the time that it was passed that it should be triggered amongst other Northeast states. We shouldn’t be doing this alone. We’re not on an island. We have to be competitive with other states and other regions.” (Source: WCAX via The Daily Caller: Full Story)
On the economy and wages
“We have to grow the economy. We have to grow wages at the same time. And that will be done through competition.” (Source: The Commons: Full Story)
On industrial wind development
“I think that it’s unfair to destroy our ridgelines any further than they have already, and I think we should stop now. I think solar is the answer in the future. I think hydrogen [is]. Technology’s changing every single day, and I think that there’s going to be opportunities [for] much more efficient renewables in the future.” (Source: Vermont Public Radio: Full Story)
Edward Dublois, a retail business owner in Manchester, submitted a strong letter of support for Phil to the Bennington Banner this week, that’s worth a full read. Beyond his endorsement of Phil, Mr. Dublois eloquently describes the challenges we face as a state that must be addressed by our next Governor.
“In recent years, Vermont has fallen in the “top ten” list for hardest state to make a living, most expensive state, and most difficult state for business. Education property taxes continue to skyrocket, while our student population continues to shrink. Rising health care premiums and a dysfunctional health care exchange further pinch the pocketbooks of many Vermonters,” he writes.
These are issues that impact all Vermonters, regardless of party affiliation. As Mr. Dublois points out, we need a leader that can work across party lines and bring people together to get our economy moving. That leader, he asserts, is Phil Scott. “As Governor, Phil would hold state budget increases to the growth rate of Vermonters’ wages in order to balance the budget; invest in economic development, workforce training, and technical education; move away from the dysfunctional and costly Vermont Health Connect; and finally, reform Act 46 to create real structural savings in our education financing system that produce property tax relief for Vermonters. Phil will restore much needed faith and trust in state government.” Like Mr. Dublois, we too hope you join him in voting for Phil on August 9! Read the full article HERE.