Great night traveling from the shores of Lake Champlain to the top of the Bolton range. Started at the lovely home of Rep. Kate Webb in Shelburne at a wonderful fundraiser for the House Democratic Campaign. I was privileged to meet many new Chittenden County constituents and receive very kind words of introduction from Kate, Speaker Shap Smith and House Majority Leader Willem Jewett. The Speaker gave a great motivating speech about the upcoming election and session. I totally share his concerns about how low voter turnout could impact the elections and ultimately the agenda for next year. We are truly lucky to have such a dedicated and insightful leader at the helm of the Vermont House.
While the attendance was much lighter in Bolton at the Deslauriers home, it afforded Reps. Rebecca Ellis and Tom Stevens and myself to engage in detailed discussions about redistricting and the odd situation Bolton faces of having Chittenden County Senators and Reps who mostly cover Washington County towns. Great hosts and a truly enjoyable night.