Endorsements


 

⇒ Vermont State Senator, Kesha Ram Hindsdale

“I’m thrilled that Martine is running to join me in the Vermont Senate. I’ve been working with Martine for years to support Vermont youth and get our students what they need to be successful on an equitable basis. She’s been an exemplary school board member and educator, and will be a huge asset to Vermont in the State Senate. She has my full support.”

⇒ Former Governor of Vermont, American Diplomat, Author, Madeleine Kunin

⇒ Burlington City Council President, Karen Paul

“Martine has brought an enthusiastic voice and passionate as well as compassionate energy to her role as a school board member. I have every confidence she will bring these same qualities and strong commitment to community engagement, listening intently and bringing many voices to the table with her as a State Senator. I am pleased to endorse Martine for the State Senate.”

⇒ Winooski City Councilor, Thomas Renner

“Martine will take her experience as a teacher, her compassion and steady

approach to the Senate. It’s just what we need in Montpelier.”

Essex Junction President, Andrew Brown

“When voting in the Democratic Primary please vote for Martine Larocque Gulick for State Senate. I have the utmost confidence Martine will approach all issues with inquisitiveness, fairness and an open mind – something she has done as a member of the Burlington School Board. Martine knows and understands the struggles of working families, building an inclusive culture and community, and how to work collaboratively. I ask you to please, vote for Martine Larocque Gulick.”

⇒ State Representative, Chittenden-8-2, Karen Dolan

 

⇒ State Representative, Chittenden-8-2, Lori Houghton

⇒ State Representative, Chittenden-6-1, Carol Ode

⇒ State Representative, Chittenden-6-1, Bob Hooper

⇒ Vermont State Senator, Addison District, Ruth Hardy

“As a teacher, mother, and school board member, Martine Gulick has

been a champion for children and families in Burlington, Winooski, and Essex. She’s smart, compassionate, and hard-working. We need Martine’s experience and passion in the Senate.”

⇒  Former Mayor of Burlington, Peter Clavelle 

⇒  State Representative, Bennington-4, Kathleen James

⇒ Vermont State Senator, Thomas Chittenden

“The State Senate needs the first hand educational and school

board experience that Martine Gulick offers.  She is exceptionally qualified and has the proven track record to be successful on committees, in the legislature and in leadership.  I strongly encourage you to vote for Martine Gulick on August 9th.”

⇒  Former State Representative, Joey Donovan

⇒ General Counsel serving in VT State Government, David Scherr

“I am proud to endorse Martine Larocque Gulick for State Senate. Martine’s background as an educator in our local schools and as a school board member will be critically important as Vermont strives to provide equitable care, investment, and opportunity for young

Vermonters and young families. Martine knows firsthand the challenges that come with scarcity. I know she will be a leader who serves those who most need their elected officials to work for them, while also bringing practical, problem-solving experience to the Senate. The Chittenden Central District will be well served by Martine.”

⇒  Burlington School Board Chair, Clare Wool

⇒  Burlington City Council, Ward 4, Sarah Carpenter

“As a City Councilor I see first-hand how effective Martine is as a School Commissioner. As the former Executive Director of the Vermont Housing Finance Agency I spent a lot of time with the legislature and I know that Martine will be equally effective in bringing Chittenden County’s unique concerns to the Statehouse. We need her expertise, integrity and trusted voice in the State Senate.”

⇒  Burlington City Council, North District, Mark Barlow

“I’m supporting Martine Larocque Gulick because she recognizes that the only way we can preserve and sustain what we value about Vermont is by rethinking our approaches to education funding and school capital spending.   Martine’s experience professionally and in local government give her a unique skill set to tackle the challenging policy work necessary to help deliver these critical changes in Montpelier.”

⇒  Former Burlington City Councilor and business owner, Dave Hartnett

⇒  Executive Director, Coalition for Vermont Student Equity, Marc B. Schauber

“I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Martine through her tireless advocacy work on behalf of all of Vermont’s children.  Martine’s volunteer efforts in conjunction with the Coalition for Vermont Student Equity (CVTSE,) were invaluable in the success of this nascent organization.  Martine’s work with her local Senators and Representatives shows her understanding of the legislative process and how to effectively communicate and work with legislators across all parties. Martine will be a huge asset for Chittenden and most certainly for the entire state.  Endorsing Martine was the easiest decision I’ve made in a very long time.”

⇒  Educator, Social Worker, Betsy Ferries

⇒  Former State Representative, (D-Burlington), Jason Lorber 

⇒  Burlington School Commissioner, Ward 7, Monika Ivancic

⇒ South Burlington City Councilor, Meaghan Emery

⇒  ONE Ramble Organizer; Educator; Burlington School Commissioner, Central District, Jeannie Waltz

⇒ Essex High School English teacher; retired journalist, John Ferris

Martine is the perfect person for this great community responsibility. She’s a problem-solver, dedicated educator and activist. She’s a model public servant with honesty and integrity.”

⇒  Design Thinker, Rich Nadworny 

Martine has lifelong ties to a huge swath of Chittenden county – grew up in South Burlington, raised her family in Burlington, taught in Essex. She’s a UVM grad and believe it or not, her entire family is still here. And yet, she is one of the most international people I know. Her time on the Burlington School Board has been a godsend for the entire city – she has played instrumental roles in getting more money for the schools, planning the new high school, and mending broken bridges and fences.”