Letter to the Editor: Leaving the Legislative Assembly |

Dear Editor,

To the voters of Windsor District 3-1, after careful consideration, I have made the difficult decision not to seek re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives. Serving in the State Legislature and representing my constituents in the cities of Chester, Andover, Baltimore and North Springfield for the past six years has been one of the greatest honors of my life. I am deeply grateful to you for the confidence you have shown in me.

As you may know, Mariette and I are in the process of moving to Colchester to be close to family, while maintaining a residence here in Chester. Although I have chosen not to represent myself, I will continue to represent you as your representative for the remaining months of my term.

I am proud of the work accomplished during my six years of service in the Legislative Assembly. My goal has always been to improve the lives of Vermont families and help rural economies and communities thrive; committed to a Vermont that works for all of us.

To continue this commitment, it gives me great pleasure to enthusiastically endorse Heather Chase as my successor. I have known Heather for many years; we served together as members of the Chester Selectboard. I know she is conscientious, caring and works hard to meet the demands of public service. Her involvement in the community as Vice-President of the Selectboard has provided her with the knowledge and experience necessary to represent our interests in Montpellier.

As a small business owner, she understands the challenges small businesses face and can work to promote sustainable economic growth in our communities. She will work to promote fair jobs and wages to make Vermont more attractive and affordable for young families.

The redistricting placed Chester along with Grafton, Athens and Windham in a new district. I hope you will join me in voting for Heather Chase as the state representative representing this new district of Windsor/Windham.

Once again, thank you to everyone who supported me.


Representative Thomas Bock

District of Windsor, Vermont

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