I was delighted to read the Charles (Tim to me) Goodwin is running for the Vermont House Seat that represents the towns of Jamaica, Londonderry, Stratton, Winhall, and my own dear Weston.
My first experience with Tim was when I directed a Christmas play for the grade school in Weston, which Tim played a role in. The school was located in what is now referred to as "The Little School;" needless to say, it predated Flood Brook significantly. We performed the play in the Weston Playhouse, which at the time was in a building that well predated the fire that took the old playhouse. Nobody sat still; it was too cold!
Little did I anticipate that years later I would represent Jamaica, Londonderry, Weston and the surrounding community as a Democrat in the Vermont House of Representatives. It was in this capacity that I came to know Tim, now an adult, in his role as a community leader.
It was Tim who urged me to join the Weston Planning Commission because he felt my voice and knowledge of Vermont statutes concerning planning could be an asset to the Commission. I was persuaded, Tim was grateful, and I soon found that Tim had an equally good understanding of statutes applicable to the planning process.
Over the years, I have enjoyed the many conversations Tim and I have had concerning policy issues confronting our state and community. While we have not always agreed on every point, I have always had the greatest respect for his intellect, his deliberative
These attributes have helped Tim earn the trust and respect of people from a variety of political backgrounds; moreover, these attributes are exactly what will make Tim the right person to represent the people of Jamaica, Londonderry, Stratton, Weston, and Winhall in Montpelier.
It is truly unique and special to have someone that Democrats, such as myself, independents, and Republicans can rally around. Tim's choice to run as an independent makes clear his commitment to bring an even-hand and an open-mind to Montpelier. Tim likes to see things work, and he knows how to bring people together.
I know if elected Tim will be a hard-working, passionate advocate for us. He has my full support and I look forward to voting for him this November.