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Bob Wolffe Enters Vermont State Representative Race
(August 7, 2006) Bob Wolffe this week announced his candidacy for the Vermont House of Representatives in Orange-Addison1 District that includes the towns of Braintree, Brookfield, Granville, and Randolph. He will appear on the Republican primary ballot in September and is seeking the Libertarian nomination as well.
Alarmed by a state government that is out of touch with thea people, Wolffe promises action, “I want to be part of the solution. I have been involved by writing letters and calling our representatives for years. I?m running in order to be a voice for the forgotten working Vermonter. Standing up and being counted is my way of protecting the future of my family and other working families in Vermont.”
Wolffe, 48 years old, is married and has three grown children. He served in the U.S. Army during the post-Vietnam era and has 19 years of military and Federal civil service. From 1995 to 1998 he owned the Pittsford Village Store in Pittsford, Vermont. Remembering those years, Wolffe lamented, “I know how unfriendly Vermont is to businesses of all sizes; if Vermont is going to maintain its world class quality of life, that attitude has to change for the better.”
“We need more accountability from our government in order to reduce the tax burden on the people. People in Vermont are tired of paying high property tax. It raises our cost of living and makes our paychecks smaller. Good paying jobs in Vermont are becoming harder to find because of government regulations which are too complicated and deter large corporations from establishing businesses in the state. Better paying jobs will raise the standard of living and will make health care more affordable.”
He believes Vermont should be a leader in this nation in the development of renewable sources of energy. “We must promote these enterprises for our future growth as well as for a cleaner environment”. Currently working for local full-service Energy Company, Wolffe sees first-hand how high fuel prices are affecting Vermonters. “I know the hardships of those trying to maintain their household budget in the face of higher heating fuel and gasoline costs”.
Wolffe grew up in the Randolph area and attended Randolph schools until enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1976. Wolffe is confident he can have a positive effect in Montpelier, “I have the life experience, the understanding of how government operates, and a willingness to challenge the establishment to make things better for hard working Vermonters and their families.”