I want the representative who replaces me to demonstrate a real concern for the health and welfare of Vermonters, a love for democracy and justice, and a commitment to Barre City. Jonathan Williams possesses all those traits.
He’s tuned in to Vermont’s issues and needs. His community service and his experience working with non-profits and various Vermont communities has given him insight that matches well with the job description of a state representative. He is exactly the sort of engaged young person we want living and working in our community.
Without reservation I support Jonathan Williams’ candidacy to represent Barre City in the Vermont House of Representatives.
Rep. Tommy Walz
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Jonathan's work at the Food Bank and for local governments is a clear demonstration that he cares about people and understands how government works. This is a great combination to have in a legislator. Barre has a wonderful opportunity in Jonathan Williams to elect a solutions-oriented dedicated public servant to the legislature!
Anne Watson, Mayor of Montpelier, VT
Jonathan's experience as an advocate for municipalities at VLCT, and his service in local government are valuable assets to have in a legislator. He understands the challenges that cities like Barre face, from securing infrastructure dollars to compliance with open meeting and public records laws, to town plan revisions and zoning bylaws requirements. And I know too that he cares about Barre and our shared future. I wholeheartedly endorse Jonathan Williams to represent Barre City in the Vermont House of Representatives.
Mayor Jake Hemmerick, Barre City
My goals in the legislature
“As a Democrat, I believe we can make it easier for the state to support individuals and families who struggle with housing, employment, and poor health. Not one-time aid, but instead sustained, ongoing support. Vermont needs to lift up those businesses, nonprofits, and schools that help our neighbors. An increase in the minimum wage, universal health care, paid family leave and universal childcare, and streamlining state funding are all pieces of the puzzle that will make Barre and our state a better place to live, work, and celebrate.”
I am supporting Jonathan Williams as our next Representative for Barre City. Jonathan has experience in municipal and community planning, understands program funding, and has been a solid community volunteer in Barre. I am particularly interested in the fact that Jonathan is focusing on the key role that Barre City plays in Central Vermont and in the state. We are the hub for many organizations that serve well beyond our city borders. Jonathan understands that our positioning with organizations like Capstone, Downstreet, the Good Samaritan Haven, our History Center, etc. could and should be a catalyst for leveraging resources for Barre. He's the person to do that!
I believe that he will be the voice for Barre that we need in the State House. Jonathan understands what is important for Barre - economic security, safety, improving infrastructure, and making housing available at every level. With his experience as a public administrator and a proven grant-writer - securing millions for the Foodbank - Jonathan is the best person to navigate the incredible amount of federal funding coming to Vermont, and how to make sure Barre is well-positioned to receive economic opportunities that will come our way.
Jonathan is listening to the people in Barre, and learning from us. I am so excited about his fresh outlook and willingness to work hard for our city. Please join me in supporting Jonathan Williams as our next Representative for Barre City!
Tess Taylor, former Representative for Barre City