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My Issues

  • A Real Health Cae System for Vermont
    Vermont needs a single-payer, universal Health Care system financed by an income tax on all income generated in Vemont.
  • Biomass Fuel
    We need a biomass fuel economy in Vermont, with hemp grown for vegetable diesel fuel and waste vegetation fermented for ethanol. Biomass fuel is a triple win for Vermont. It will cut the pollution of petroleum products, provide the basis for many local businesses, and cut the cost of oil and gasoline in half.
  • Education
    I want to see Vemont schools today as good as were the one-room schools of sixty years ago.
  • Electoral reform
    We need IRV for instate voting and proportional allocation in the Electoral College. IRV offers Vermonters the best way to indicate their full preferences and at the same time to keep elections within the electoral process.
  • Taxes
    Taxes shouldn't be "high" or "low", but what is required to pay for what we need, and should be on real wealth.

Contact

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One-Line Bio

Independent candidate for Governor of Vermont in 2004.

Biography

Twice widowed, I have five children and seven grandchildren. Raising my children was my most important work. I have a BA in Biology and an MS in Nutrition. In the business field I have worked as an administrative assistant and as an office manager and bookkeeper. In the scientific field I worked as a research technician. My distress and my anger at the mess my generation and my children's generation have left all of our grandchildren caused me to become politically active. I was on the ballot as a candidate for Governor of Vermont in 2002. The encouragement of many people has led me to stand as a candidate once again.

Interests

Farming in general-- horses in particular, history, government, books, music, future of our grandchildren, health care, nutrition, education, youth issues, women's issues, social justice, disability rights, housing, ecological infrastructure, environment, economy, electoral reform,