Maxine Grad announces re-election campaign

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Rep. Grad in the House ChamberMORETOWN, VT – Rep. Maxine Grad announces her campaign for re-­election, to serve the people of Moretown, Duxbury, Fayston, Waitsfield and Warren. “I am proud of my accomplishments and want to do more to keep Vermonters safe and healthy, and to help our communities thrive. If re-­elected, I will continue to work on sustainable economic growth, property tax reform, and public safety,” says Grad. Her impressive record marks her as an advocate for public safety, crime victims, children and veterans. As the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Grad’s mission is to create a Vermont that works for all of us, not just a select few. This session, she championed Vermont’s landmark gun violence prevention laws. She has been influential in protecting sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking victims, addressing Vermont’s opiate crisis, and strengthening sex offender, child abuse and vulnerable adult laws. Grad championed the passage of a law that requires law enforcement to adopt statewide policies on fair and impartial policing. “I’ve worked closely with law enforcement, communities of color, and migrant justice advocates to continue this important dialogue and get law enforcement and communities the training and resources we need to further bias free policing,” said Grad. Grad’s leadership on Vermont’s new Parentage law demonstrates her commitment to strong families by eliminating barriers to maintaining stable and loving parent-child relationships, and ensuring our laws support the best interests of children.

Grad is a strong advocate of local government and communities. She facilitated the re-­opening of public comment on the Camel’s Hump Management Plan in Duxbury, the acquisition of a conservation easement to the Duxbury Land Trust, helped with the designation of the Mad River Byway and served on committees addressing sidewalks and energy. She is a strong supporter of her district’s public libraries and the local food industry.

Grad has put significant effort into economic equality. She championed the Driver Restoration Law, which enables Vermonters who have had their licenses suspended due to their failure to pay non-­safety related traffic fines regain their driving privileges by paying a small fee. “Living in a district with little to no public transportation, a driver’s license is fundamental to work, family, and community life. This law is an important step in the right direction to increase the safety of our roads and get Vermonters back on the right track to being thriving and contributing community members,” Grad explained.

Grad is a recognized leader on policies that have improved the lives of veterans, service members and their families, receiving numerous Department of Defense Certificates of Appreciation over the past 8 years. Her efforts have been instrumental in the Department’s efforts to align services and benefits across all 50 states.

Most importantly, she is also known for her tireless constituent work. “Maxine listens to our concerns. Her leadership and votes demonstrate her commitment to the safety and affordability of living in our towns,” said Jane Hobart, Fayston resident.

Contact:
Rep. Maxine Grad
Phone: (802) 552-8065
Email: [email protected]