Now that I have completed two weeks of a program hosted by the Agency of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife Department, with participation at as high a level as I could manage, I am looking forward to new member orientation hosted by the Legislative Council Committee and the Joint Fiscal Committee. Orientation started in the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 28, and finished Friday, Nov. 30.
That is a step, from hunting in Weston's National Forest (It was fruitful only in that it was very healthful exercise) to orientation of new members of the general assembly in Montpelier. As this happens the 2013 legislative session approaches; and, I am looking forward to serving as the next representative for Jamaica, Londonderry, Stratton, Weston, and Winhall.
I would not be in this position without your support. I want to thank everyone who helped with my campaign - those who volunteered their time, helped financially, wrote a letter of support, or put up a lawn sign; and, I know that some did more than one, or even all four.
Each and every one of you helped make this a success. A special thanks goes, as well, to the town clerks and election officials who stayed up late into the evening to count all the ballots. I would also like to thank my opponent for running a spirited campaign that helped foster a robust debate, while offering the voters a real choice.
Healthy competition strengthens the democratic process, which is always a good thing.
Now the real work begins; the state is facing some big challenges, which I look forward to tackling as your next representative.
Your vote was just the beginning - I can only make your voice heard in Montpelier if I hear from you. So, I would encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas as we head into the next legislative session this January. You can always email me at cmgood04@gmail .com or call me at home - 824-6817.
Charles (Tim) Goodwin
State representative, Windham-Bennington-Windsor-1 district