To the voters of Albany, Barton Craftsbury, Greensboro, Glover, Sheffield and Wheelock, I would like to announce that I am seeking a third term in the Vermont House of Representatives.
When I first ran for office I promised that I would work on improving the broadband and cell phone infrastructure in the NEK and in this time we have seen some improvement in our area. In the four years that I have served our district I have been on the Commerce and Economic Development Committee and I am the House appointee to the Vermont Telecommunications Authority. Through this organization we have been building a fiber optic network throughout the entire Northeast Kingdom and are planning on completing a project of placing small cell antennas attached to telephone poles on Rtes 14 and 16, Craftsbury Rd. from Greensboro to Craftsbury and the N. Wolcott Rd. I know this is all small consolation to those still without service, but I will continue my efforts to make sure every last home in the district and the state is covered. In this time I have also been able to establish myself as the telecommunications policy expert in the House and with a restructuring of state telecom policy I feel it is very important that I remain engaged in the discussion and represent our interests.
I would also like to highlight the importance of my experience of being in the House for these four years. I have forged many good relationships with members of both parties, committee chairs, the Speaker of the House, as well as many senators. These relationships are extremely helpful in making positive changes to legislation that affects all of us and our area.
We will have a competitive race for the Orleans-Caledonia seat this year, and I look forward to a spirited campaign. Opposition is good for democracy, but as someone who won by 1 vote in 2010 I can not emphasize enough the importance of getting out to the polls and voting this November. Hopefully for me.
Representative Sam Young, Glover