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Ed Adrian for Vermont State Senate
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Adrian Announces Bid for Vermont Senate
BURLINGTON, VT – Burlington City Councilor Ed Adrian announced today that he is formally entering the race for one of the six Chittenden County Senate seats. Adrian, a Democrat, is eager to start his campaign and capitalize on the enthusiasm and momentum already generated by his exploratory efforts. He plans to focus on helping working families who are grappling with the stresses of a difficult economy, particularly single parent families and those where both parents are working outside the home.
“I believe one of the hallmarks of a good public servant is responding to constituents’ needs and being willing to review decisions in light of changing circumstances,” said Adrian. “The reception I have received during this exploratory phase has been overwhelming,” he continued. “It is important to declare now to engage in a vigorous debate of the issues.” Adrian was quick to emphasize that he is not running against any sitting Senator. “I have the greatest respect for Senators Baruth, Fox, Snelling, Lyons and Ashe. I want to join county residents in thanking Senator Miller for her years of outstanding service.
Adrian is a practicing attorney who has focused his legal career on public service. After graduating from UVM in 1992 he went on to attend Vermont Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor and a Masters of Studies in Environmental Law and Policy in 1996. Upon graduation from VLS, Ed began his career in public service serving as a Deputy State’s Attorney in the Franklin County State’s Attorney’s Office where he successfully prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases ranging from Fish and Game offenses to violent felonies. This early experience provided Ed with a solid understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of Vermont’s criminal justice system. In 2001 Ed joined a Burlington law firm specializing in municipal and education law where he provided both general counsel and litigation services to municipal and school entities throughout Vermont. In 2003 Ed started working for then Secretary of State Deb Markowitz in the Office of Professional Regulation. Ed is currently the Office of Professional Regulation’s Chief Prosecuting Attorney responsible for the oversight of nearly 45 different professions.
Adrian has served on the Burlington City Council for five years and has chaired the City Council’s Public Safety, Charter Change and Community and Economic Development Committees. He has served on several other committees as well, including the Parks, Arts and Culture, and Human Resources and Institutions Committees. Ed’s accomplishments on the City Council include: taking the early and unflinching lead to demand accountability and transparency in the wake of a series of questionable actions regarding Burlington Telecom taken by Burlington’s former Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer; holding UVM accountable for its impacts on the Burlington neighborhoods surrounding it; and advocating for excellence and equity in the Burlington School District.
As a parent from a working family, Adrian knows full well of the pressures facing families in Chittenden County due to the current economic environment. “I believe that in addition to my political experience, I can bring to the Vermont Senate a perspective that is drastically underrepresented,” said Adrian. “My family has grappled with the same economic and household challenges that so many families have been trying to work through over the last several years.”
Adrian will work to foster the use of technology to attract well-paying jobs to Chittenden County and Vermont, and increase our quality of life. His campaign will also focus on education, public safety and the environment.
Adrian can be reached directly for comment at:
Cell Phone – (802) 233-2131
Twitter – @CouncilorAdrian
Facebook – www.facebook.com/EdForVTSenate
Website – www.EdAdrian.com
Email – email@example.com