To the Editor:

I am writing this letter on behalf of Emmett Dunbar for State Representative. I have known Emmett on a professional and personal level for 15 years. I have worked with him as a client of Anjali Farm and side by side on numerous projects. His dedication, passion and commitment have made him an excellent farmer and advocate of local agriculture and small business in Vermont.

I think that these qualities show that Emmett is a hard working dedicated person who would be an excellent voice for the people. We could use more contemporary driven leaders like him watching out for us and our future.

I have been involved with several events that Emmett has organized both on his farm and in the farmers' markets to promote the local food system. These free community events educate people on the availability, seasonality and the practical uses of many local products for sale in our community. Through working with Emmett I have come to realize the need to support the farmers as the play a major part in our local economy and daily life.

Finally, Emmett's commitment to education has been influential and inspiring in many ways. His constant investment to programs like "Ag. in the classroom" combined with the number of young students that have had a positive experience visiting Anjali Farm illustrates his care and belief in preserving Vermont's working landscape. I think that having Emmett as a voice for the Windham-Bennington-Windsor District would be good for everyone.

Jeff Scott

Manchester

Executive Chef, Arlington's West Mountain Inn


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