September 2, 2015

Rand Paul for President Receives Key Endorsements on 3-day New England Tour 

MANCHESTER, N.H.- Sen. Rand Paul completed a three day tour through New England, now visiting all 10 counties in New Hampshire, along with stops in Vermont and Maine.
While in New England, Sen. Rand Paul received key endorsements from Vermont State Representatives Tom Burditt (R- West Rutland), Janssen Willhoit (R-St. Johnsbury), and Paul Dame (R-Essex Jct).  These state leaders join Maine State Senator Eric Brakey (R-Auburn), New Hampshire State Senators Andy Sanborn, and Kevin Avard along with 26 State Representatives and roughly 200 New Hampshire activists in support of Rand Paul for President.
Tom Burditt is a proud 12th generation Vermonter who resides in West Rutland. He currently serves as the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Judiciary and Joint Committee on Judicial Rules. Tom was a partner in Vaillancourt Tree-Landscape in Pittsford, VT for 24 years. He has owned and operated Tom Burditt's Rx Lawn systems since 2002.
"Rand Paul is the only Republican out there who thinks that we need to actually compete in blue states like Vermont, and he's the only candidate who is winning support from Democrats without giving up his Conservative principles," State Representative Tom Burditt said.
Jassen Willhoit is originally from Kentucky, and is the first of his family to go to college. Janssen is an attorney, and serves as a public defender for both Caledonia and Essex Counties.  He also currently serves on the House Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources. He is married to Sarah Willhoit, an area social worker, and they have two children.
Paul Dame was elected to his first term in the House of Representatives in 2014 where he serves on the Human Services Committee and was a lead contributor to the House Republican Budget team. Paul also serves as President of the Vermont Young Professionals and, as the owner of his own financial services practice, was named one of Vermont's "Rising Stars" by Vermont Business Magazine's Top 40 Under 40 award.
"I sat at a table with six high school kids who are supporting Rand Paul.  When was the last time you saw six high school kids at a Republican fundraiser?  Rand Paul is the candidate who can win the youth vote here in Vermont and across the country and help us build a better party for a better future," State Representative Paul Dame said.

Speaking to hundreds of Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire business leaders, activists, and supporters, Sen. Rand Paul explained his reason for leaving behind a successful and gratifying career as a physician to run for office.
"I finally grew tired of throwing things at my television and decided it was time to do something to restore fiscal sanity in this county. I came to Washington to eliminate the wasteful spending. Since my first term in office, I have proposed a novel idea-- we should only spend what comes in, which is roughly $3 trillion annually," Sen. Paul said. "I want to starve the beast that is the Washington Machine. I want to take power from the federal government and give it back to the localities and the people of New England."