In the News

By Josh O'Gorman, Stowe Reporter Staff

https://www.stowetoday.com/news_and_citizen/news/local_news/good-deeds-keep-things-rolling-along/article_a371d062-e2bd-11e8-b1ad-5f3759ac17a4.html

"Now in its 14th year, the event is the creation of Gov. Phil Scott; it fills a gap not being met by the state, said . Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe. 

“We didn’t have enough money for fuel assistance for low-income Vermonters,” said Scheuermann, as she volunteered at the Stowe Events Field on Weeks Hill Road, one of many tire drop-off locations around the state. “This is a creative way to help people with heating assistance and it allows people a safe, responsible way to recycle their tires.”

 

 

By Wendelyn Duquette

https://www.stowetoday.com/stowe_reporter/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/scheuermann-helps-balance-the-debate/article_60b7a1b6-d2f0-11e8-b3f2-4f406cfeb7c1.html

"I remain an independent voter, because my decision to vote for a candidate is based not just on the candidate’s qualifications, but also on how their presence will impact the overall discussions in the Legislature. I often vote to be sure that there is a political balance in Montpelier (or, in national elections, in Washington.)

As our legislatures gets more heavily weighted in one perspective or another, we lose the benefit of differing points of view, which are critical for developing strong, thoughtful public policy. With Democrats holding a very large majority in both the Vermont House and the Senate, it is critical that moderate, independent voices like Heidi’s remain in place to ensure that balances discussions influence our legislative outcomes.

Heidi has been a thoughtful, effective legislator carefully researching the merits of her positions and she works hard for our community. As an independent Vermonter, I want to be sure that some semblance of balance remains in Montpelier."

By Brenda Convery

https://www.stowetoday.com/stowe_reporter/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/scheuermann-keeps-a-focus-on-the-positive/article_8f213266-d2ef-11e8-a4e6-278285052117.html

"I appreciate knowing where you stand on the issues facing us here, where you stand on the issues of education, health care and tax policy. And, I appreciate knowing what you have done on our behalf through the years and how you plan to serve us going forward.

As our political discourse nationally has been debased by vile, hateful rhetoric, it is refreshing to have somebody focus on a positive message about the future of Stowe and Vermont."

By Graham Mink, Stowe Native, Father, and Small Business Owner 

https://www.stowetoday.com/stowe_reporter/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/scheuermann-knows-what-stowe-needs/article_1f4094d2-d2ef-11e8-833f-37b5b329c53e.html

"Heidi grew up in Stowe, lives, works and volunteers here today, and really understands our community. Her legislative experience is also invaluable. She understands how to influence the Legislature and state government, often reaching across the aisle, to achieve results for our benefit. Her work on the creation of the Ethics Commission, increased funding for tourism, and the Mountain Road paving are just some of the more recent items we wouldn’t benefit from today without Heidi’s hard work and perseverance."

By Caleigh Cross, Stowe Reporter

https://www.stowetoday.com/stowe_reporter/news/local_news/two-ways-to-view-the-job-in-house/article_68bdb124-cd60-11e8-bd2f-2f855d69a31f.html

“I’ve been instrumental right here in Stowe” in listening to residents’ concerns and translating them into action in Montpelier, Scheuermann said, and “I enjoy this job as much as I did” 12 years ago.

To Scheuermann, keeping taxes low, keeping local control of education and ensuring individual freedoms are key ...

Scheuermann defined herself as “a proud Vermont Republican,” in the mold of Justin Smith Morrill or George Aiken. She ticked off a few times she’s strayed from party lines, including in 2009, when she was among the first to vote to legalize same-sex marriage, and this year, when she supported legislation that banned possession of bump stocks, which increase the rate of fire of semiautomatic weapons ...

Scheuermann outlined her three-part economic policy at the Statehouse: “Encourage, reward, protect” — that is, encourage businesses to invest in their communities, reward them by encouraging them to “reinvest that success” in themselves, and protecting businesses from heavy taxation that could halt growth.

“I think it is critical. I think I’ve done that throughout my career,” Scheuermann said ...

“I’m proud of the work I’ve done on your behalf, and there’s still work to do,” Scheuermann said.

By Monique Duckworth, Longtime Stowe Small Business Owner

https://www.stowetoday.com/stowe_reporter/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/i-can-t-vote-for-her-but-i-like-heidi/article_5fa93604-cd7d-11e8-8f76-dbc719802d9e.html

"From serving in the Peace Corps upon graduation from college to her 12 years as Stowe's representative to the State House (plus all the other volunteer positions held), she has shown independence, integrity, and most of all, experience."

Heidi Scheuermann / Marina Meerburg Debate

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

For all who could not make the debate on Wednesday, October 3rd, we encourage you to watch it online here.

Thank you to the Stowe Reporter for providing this opportunity to the people of Stowe to get to know each of the candidates for Stowe's sole seat in the Vermont House of Representatives, and understand where each of those candidates stand on the issues of importance to all of us.

And, thank you to Green Mountain Access (GMA 15) for recording it.

By Leslie Anderson, Longtime Stowe Resident and Dedicated Member of the Stowe Community

https://www.stowetoday.com/stowe_reporter/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/heidi-scheuermann-is-no-blind-follower/article_3d305b3a-c7eb-11e8-bb64-9bc642104155.html

"I've been hearing a lot of talk recently claiming that our representative in the Vermont House, Heidi Scheuermann, should not be supported because she blindly follows the Republican Party line.  I just have to chuckle at this claim.

After all, is this the same Heidi who was the first Republican in the House to vote for same-sex marriage? And, then a deciding vote ensuring a great piece of civil rights legislation was not vetoed by her Republican governor?

This can’t be the same Heidi who founded the Vision to Action Vermont political action committee that supported — financially and otherwise — Democratic, Republican and independent candidates from throughout Vermont for the Legislature (for which she was resoundingly criticized by members of her own party)?

And, it can’t be the same Heidi who voted in favor of reforming our gun laws this year? Or the Heidi who was the sole Republican co-sponsor of the bill to counter President Trump’s executive orders on immigration?

Yes, Heidi is a Vermont Republican. But, she is more than that. She is an independent thinker who looks at every issue on its own merits. She works with people from across the political spectrum to advance good public policy; policy that will benefit the people and community of Stowe and the state of Vermont.

As someone who has worked closely with Heidi in numerous capacities, I can assure you that she doesn’t blindly follow anybody."

By Dick Marron, Longtime Stowe Small Business Owner and Former Stowe State Representative

https://www.stowetoday.com/stowe_reporter/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/we-need-more-centrists-like-scheuermann/article_326b71b8-c7ea-11e8-9d05-973a69b79ea6.html

"I know that Heidi works tirelessly in the Vermont house, working across party lines to achieve her legislative objectives.  I respect that, for I always attempted to do the same when I represented Stowe in the Legislature.  Sometimes we were criticized by members of our own party in our efforts to work in a bipartisan manner to pass legislation that was important to Vermonters ...

"Heidi is a true independent voice in the Legislature.  In these polarized political times, we need more people who can work together as centrists to make Vermont an attractive place to live, work, and do business."

 
 

My Marion Baraw, Longtime Stowe Resident, Small Business Owner, and Dedicated Member of the Community

https://www.stowetoday.com/stowe_reporter/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/upsetting-to-see-national-tactics-in-stowe/article_c920dbde-c7ea-11e8-94be-830626cf96c0.html

"Facts matter! It was disappointing to read the letter in last week's paper falsely accusing Heidi Scheuermann of not supporting the pregnancy accommodations bill.

In fact, Heidi did support and voted in favor of the bill. More importantly, just as she has done throughout her years in the House, she fought to ensure the bill in its final version was a sound one. She saw significant flaws in the bill as it was proposed and passed the House, but she worked with the attorney general’s office and worked to be sure it was modified in the Senate. When that was done, Heidi felt confident that the bill was sound public policy and supported it.

All of this information is out there and readily available. Heidi wrote to her constituents in depth about the issue in April 2017, outlining the entire process in this particular bill. The accuser in last week’s paper, I’m afraid, simply chose to ignore those facts.

In this day and age with so much political division and character assassination, it is upsetting to see it come to an election in Stowe. Heidi is open and honest about her record and about where she stands on issues.

I am not a Republican or a Democrat. I do not vote party lines, I vote for the best person and I am proud to support Heidi because the independent, thoughtful and experienced voice she brings to Montpelier on our behalf is precisely what we need at this time."