Navy vet from Graniteville challenges Welch for Congress - Vermont Daily

A U.S. Navy vet and UVM graduate is seeking the Republican nomination for Congress. So is an off-road racer from Arizona, apparently.

Gilbert, a 1986 Spaulding High School graduate, served in the U.S. Navy after graduation and earned a UVM degree Bachelor of Science in Information Management Systems in 1996. His campaign announcement calls for:

  • An all-county prosperity plan
  • Tax code simplification and tax cuts
  • Relieving health care cost burden with updated medical technologies
  • Policies supporting state colleges
  • Reducing number of state employees (500, Gilbert says) earning over $100,000
  • A new, more affordable education model including more online and home schooling, younger public school teachers, smaller school districts, and fewer highly paid administrators. 
  • No carbon taxes
  • Shifting environmental focus from carbon reduction to wastewater pollution and Superfund site cleanup

At least three televised debates involving challengers and  incumbents, who have “all the advantages of paid staff, they get full coverage by major TV televised media sources here in Vermont.” The debates would create “a level playing field” for incumbents and challengers to interact, debate and express their vision for 21st century Vermont.”


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  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2020-05-10 14:59:02 -0400
    Yeh ! Good luck ! Somebody to run against one of our three (insert your favorite adjective here). I just saw a quote attributed Ronald Reagan that I think is very appropriate here. “Politicians are like diapers, they both need to be changed regularly, and for the same reason……….”
  • Carla Hudson
    commented 2020-05-06 15:31:40 -0400
    about time, it’s time for new people in government!