Meet the Candidate: Brian Shelden (Vermont)

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Candidate Name: Brian Shelden

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What office are you running for?
Vermont State Rep, Chittenden 8-1

With which party are you running for office?
Democratic Party

Election Date
November 3, 2020

Why are you running for office?
I can’t watch what’s going on in this country any longer. I believe folks who have the time and energy to step up, should.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?
Vermont’s population is aging and shrinking. Two ways to get more families to come to Vermont & stay: Paid Family Leave, and raise the minimum wage

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?
Let’s listen to each other more, agree on a set of facts, and only then decide.

Who is your hero?
My mom, Debbie Shelden.

What are your hobbies?
Triathlon, the board game Diplomacy.

What is the most recent book you read?
My fiancée Michelle Falkoff’s soon to be released book: Packing for the End of the World

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?
Michelle has a cat, Jack.

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?
Send me an email directly.

What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?
Do you think the Essex TOV and Essex Junction should merge?
I’ll vote in Montpelier for whatever the town decides. But let’s create a plan and execute it. Merger is taking all the air out of the room in Essex.

Candidate Social Media:
Website | Twitter

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