The Caledonia Record
Yesterday we offered 13 reasons why Vermont voters ought to deny Peter Shumlin a second term as Governor, concluding "We hope and believe that most Vermonters want a Governor who is capable, principled, forthright, honest, and more concerned about the future liberty and prosperity of the people of our state than his own political advancement."
Vermont is fortunate to have just such a candidate in Sen. Randy Brock.
Brock, a graduate of Middlebury College, has been a Vermont resident (Swanton) for over 40 years. He served in Viet Nam as a Captain in the Army Military Police Corps, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal.
He started his own security business, sold it to a public company, and rose in the financial world to become the executive vice president for risk oversight for Boston-based Fidelity Investments. That firm now has over $1.5 trillion in assets under management.
Brock was elected state auditor of accounts in 2004 and Franklin county senator in 2008 and 2010. Among his many civic and charitable activities, he is a trustee of the Vermont Historical Society and Vermont Law School, and was elected vice chair of the Board of Visitors to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
In this year's debates with Peter Shumlin, Brock has exhibited an even temperament and a strong and deep knowledge of economics and state finances. He pointedly challenges Shumlin's costly fascination with ever-larger government, renewable energy subsidies and government-run health care.
As Brock puts it, "The question is: Do we continue to move recklessly in the direction of ever-higher spending and government dependency that drives businesses and jobs out of Vermont? Or, do we change course with a leader with sound judgment, a steady hand, realistic vision and a deliberate focus on creating an economic environment that will attract new business to Vermont, create new jobs and provide a future for our children?"
If Vermonters want a governor with character, ability, experience and vision; a governor who will stop the reckless expansion of big government to levels far beyond what we can afford; Randy Brock is an outstanding choice. Please support him on Nov. 6.