Rep. Annmarie Christensen, representing Weathersfield and Cavendish in the Vermont House, is running for re-election in November.
Ms. Christensen has been active in promoting a number of policies that can benefit our community. These include voting for an increase of the minimum wage and for measures that support workers and small businesses.
Two areas which are of special concern here are health care, particularly the use of opioids, and access to the internet.
In 2017, ten Windsor County residents died in opioid-related incidents, one of the higher rates among Vermont counties. Ms. Christensen has been active in reducing opioid prescriptions and use, and in getting treatment for people suffering from its abuse. In her committee work, she has worked to increase access to health care for everyone.
Many residents of Cavendish and Weathersfield have poor or non-existent Internet service. This service is vital to the modern economy and to the future of the community. Ms. Christensen is working with local groups to find a solution to this problem.
I have always found Ms. Christensen approachable and concerned with the welfare of all of her constituents. She should be re-elected Nov. 6. In Cavendish, voting will take place at the Proctorsville Fire Station, 513 Main Street, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and in Weathersfield in Martin Memorial Hall from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.