Kelsey Rice

Wessel: a leader of integrity who considers multiple perspectives

I'm voting for Tim Wessel for Vermont Senate to represent Windham County because over the course of his nearly six years of service on the Brattleboro Selectboard I have observed him to consistently approach even the most divisive topics with careful consideration, taking the time to listen to all perspectives before presenting his recommendations.

As chair, Tim led the board through the unprecedented challenges of 2020, navigating not only the COVID-19 pandemic but also the highly charged public outcry for town leadership to address barriers to those most vulnerable accessing safety in the Brattleboro community.

Throughout the Community Safety Review process, Tim maintained a level mind, seeking to understand the experiences of those less privileged; he strove for realistic and sustainable solutions to lift up members of the community who had been harmed by flawed systems.

At the same time, Tim did not falter from considering how proposed changes to public safety systems could impact the broader community. This was not an easy stance to take while serving as Selectboard chair during this process.

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