The Orange County Democratic Committee will meet at the Vershire Town Center, 27 Vershire Center Road, Vershire, VT 05079 on Wed. Jan. 17 7:00 PM The agenda will include two special guests:
"If the oldest man ever elected president can “tweet like a kindergartner,” why not flip the script and see if a youngster can be elected to office and govern wisely? That’s part of the logic, anyway, behind the unlikely candidacy of Ethan Sonneborn, a 13-year-old running for governor of Vermont, one of just two states with no minimum age requirement for the office. Sonneborn, who lives in Bristol, Vermont, with his parents and younger sister, Julia, 11, is seeking the Democratic nomination. If he wins the primary, he would face off against first-term Republican Gov. Phil Scott, 59. The incumbent governor is welcoming the competition. “This young Vermonter clearly has an interest in service and anyone putting ideas forward with the goal of making Vermont a better place is appreciated here,” Scott’s spokeswoman, Rebecca Kelley, tells PEOPLE. “As we work to keep and attract more young professionals and job creators, we appreciate every young person who is engaged and invested in our state.” People Magazine
"As a US Navy veteran, public health and environmental advocate, successful business owner, former farmer and logger, and proud father of four, James has the breadth of experience and depth of service that Vermont needs to move forward in building a thriving economy that works for all Vermonters." - ww.jamesehlersforvermont.com
"Ehlers, the executive director of Lake Champlain International, is known in public policy circles as Vermont’s most persistent water-quality advocate." Seven Days
All are welcome. Please come early for social time with the committee and the special guests.
Questions? Please contact Marie Ricketts, Chair at mrickett@gmail