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A Voice for Resilience and Opportunity in Our Community


As we navigate the current statewide landscape, we need leadership focused on resilience, opportunity, and a commitment to strengthening the safety net for all Vermonters. Karen is committed to this vision and this is seen clearly through her voting record and the bills she has sponsored.
Karen is a dedicated community member of Essex Junction with a long-standing record of re-developing public service systems to work for a wide range of people. Karen’s 20+ year career in Vermont’s non-profit sector, provides a broad understanding of services from food security expansion and work readiness programming to criminal justice reform and restorative conflict resolution. Karen understands the challenge of juggling multiple priorities as well as the importance of building relationships and practicing collaborative decision-making to create positive and long-lasting outcomes. 
Highlights from 2023-2024 Legislative Session:

  • Passed a balanced state budget making critical investments for Vermont

  • Expanded housing initiatives

  • Passed a constitutional amendment proposal for equal protections for all Vermonters

  • Launched milestone data privacy legislation

  • Addressed use of neonicotinoid pesticide practices

  • Expanded workforce and economic development opportunities

  • Continued criminal justice reform and justice reinvestment initiatives, including the sponsorship and passage of H.645 to expand restorative justice approaches across the state

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