When first elected to represent the Rutland-Bennington District in the Vermont House of Representatives, I felt both honored and humbled. Since that day, I have strived to fulfill the oath of office that I took.
“You do solemnly swear that as a member of this assembly you will not propose, or assent to, any bill or resolution, which shall appear to you injurious to the people, nor do nor consent to any act or thing whatever, that shall have a tendency to lessen or abridge their rights and privileges, as declared by the Constitution of this State; but will, in all things, conduct yourself as a faithful, honest Representative and guardian of the people, according to the best of your judgment and ability. So help you God. Under the pains and penalties of perjury.”
When you elected me to represent you, the Rutland-Bennington district, in the
Vermont House, I committed to view every bill through this filter. Would it keep
the state government smaller, the regulations fewer, the taxes lower, and our
individual freedoms protected? I continue to support those goals.