If you live in the Addison-4 District, and would like a yard sign for the 2022 General Election, just sign up below. We'll email to confirm your address and where you'd like the sign. Then we'll deliver it in October, and take it back right after election day!
I'm currently running for my 3rd term in the Vermont House. I have served on the Education Committee and then Ways & Means Committee during my first two terms. During this past biennium I was particularly focused on issues related to our statewide public education funding system. After many years of study, the legislature has passed a bill into law that will readjust the pupil weights used in our funding formula. The impact of this change, is that in communities educating a higher proportion of students living in poverty, or students learning English as a second language, taxpayers will receive additional capacity to support these students' needs. These change will go a long way to ensuring greater school funding equity statewide. Locally this change will slightly lower tax rates for the Mount Abraham Unified School District compared to the status quo.
In the coming biennium I'm particularly focused on climate legislation. I believe we need to try again following the Governor's veto of the Clean Heat Standard. Additionally, I believe we need to revisit our Renewable Energy Standard and at the same time to reduce some unneeded regulatory roadblocks to green energy development in Vermont. I'm committed to connecting our local economy to our career and technical education centers. As a Board member for the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, I'm very aware of the incredible programs and resources currently available to students pursuing a technical education in Vermont, but I think we can do more to prepare those students with relevant, transferable skills early in their careers.
If re-elected, I'll continue to work on behalf of young Vermonters. Through our recent investments in childcare assistance, after school programs, career tech. education and the new Vermont State University, we are showing our young folks a path to live and thrive in the green mountains. I am proud to have work on the Child Tax Credit, which will further support families with young children in the coming years.
Thank you for considering a donation to my 2022 campaign. Any amount is greatly appreciated. Feel free to make a secure web contribution here, or mail a check to the address below. Please note that the Vermont Secretary of State requires that I collect street addresses with all donations.
Please make checks payable to Caleb Elder