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All the latest news, press releases, and commentary from Heidi E. Scheuermann.

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."