Letter, Opinion

Vote Joshua Terenzini for Rutland County senate seat

Dear Editor,

Serving my community has become a way of life for me. Besides for my loving family, my life’s passion has revolved around public service. Giving back, leading, and being a voice of reason have been driving forces behind my public service.

Since 2004, I have had a role in volunteerism and community service. Time and again, I have been entrusted by the voters to serve on the select board (10 years) and school board (three years). For nearly nine years, I, along with others, answered the call of service on a busy volunteer fire department. Now, I want to take my experience and leadership to Montpelier to represent Rutland County in the senate.

Candidates agree that the negative economic impacts of this virus is the number one issue facing our state. Unfortunately, besides for the idea of raising your taxes, (which I oppose) some candidates do not have any real plans of how to fix our revenue crisis.

We need leaders who have a track record of budget creation and collaborative skills. When the pandemic hit, my colleagues and I at the municipal level implemented a budget freeze in the Town of Rutland. Tough decisions had to be made to preserve the finances of taxpayers. Times like this call for leaders who are prepared to make those tough decisions. Taking this type of experience to Montpelier is what has motivated me to run for the senate.

I am ready to serve.

Count on me to support policy changes that help our businesses and entrepreneurs, help negotiate a way to improve our broadband and cell reception problems throughout the region, and insist that Rutland County gets the same consideration for investments and improvements that Chittenden County receives. We are a community of towns and cities that matter. I ask for your support.

Joshua Terenzini, Rutland

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