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

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."