Prent for Senate

The people of Franklin County should have the choice to send a truly progressive voice to Montpelier.  At the very least, they deserve the opportunity to weigh it against other contenders.

After serious consideration and with the full consent of my family, I have decided to offer myself as a candidate for the Vermont Senate.

This seems particularly fitting, since my next door neighbor, Republican Dustin Degree, has also announced his candidacy.  Perhaps we can arrange some front porch debates, inviting the two sitting senators to pull up a rocker and join us.

My platform will include legalization and regulation of recreational marijuana, rapid progress toward a single payer model for healthcare in Vermont, strengthening citizen access in the permit system; a more progressive tax structure so that the wealthiest Vermonters may enjoy the privilege of helping their less fortunate neighbors; routine increases in the minimum wage to track the cost of living; paid sick leave to improve worker health and morale; and protection for shoreline ecosystems.  I will also advocate for a statewide vision to link communities across the state and reduce emissions through public transportation corridors for bus and rail.  

Number one on my list of personal priorities will be a tireless effort to see effective conflict of interest policy adopted at the state level in the hope that this will influence municipalities to do likewise.

And while we’re at it, how about trying to return female prisoners to the St. Albans facility that was especially modified to accommodate their needs and those of their children before the women were abruptly switched-out so that the facility could house male prisoners?

I certainly don’t claim to have all the answers, but I have a heck of a lot of questions!

I am sure there will be plenty to talk about and hope that I can look forward to monthly public forums with the other senate candidates.

Fasten your seatbelts, fellas; it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!

About Sue Prent

Artist/Writer/Activist living in St. Albans, Vermont with my husband since 1983. I was born in Chicago; moved to Montreal in 1969; lived there and in Berlin, W. Germany until we finally settled in St. Albans.

13 thoughts on “Prent for Senate

  1. …are you really running.  I hope you are, because part of the reason why so many people don’t vote is because the candidates are all assholes.  If you’re really running, then I can maybe get you Jethro Bodine or Larry, Darryl & Darryl for Campaign PR.  Or, how ’bout’ Harry Dean Stanton, Sue?

    “Fucking didldo dipshit assholes.  Shit.  Vote for Sue Prent.  We’ve gotta get this state and this country out of this bad area.  Ordinary fucking candidates.  I hate ’em.”

  2. as Petey suggests may be the case, your candidacy sounds like a real boon for your community and for the state, Sue.  I hope you’re serious!

    Having a Democratic senator representing me in Orange County who has NO curiosity about anything not already in his mindset, I’d promote you here in an instant.  

  3. was the date. But I believe you could do great things Sue! And you could hold your own w/any local, state or national publication but are GMDs very own gem.

    And I remember that line from Ms. Davis, forgot which film – too lazy to search:

    Fasten your seatbelts, fellas; it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!

    Doesn’t seem like the film stars are quite the same does it. Joan Crawford brilliant also.

     

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