Sue Coakley

Mrowicki: effective presence and civil discourse

It takes courage to read the news these days. Divisiveness, fear, and anger are rampant. These reactions especially affect politics - and sometimes they create a sense of unsurmountable polarization.

Fortunately, in this charged atmosphere, State Rep. Mike Mrowicki (Windham-4) provides a reassuringly reliable presence, effectively serving all of us at the state and local levels.

For 16 years, Mike has been engaging in civil discourse to find ways forward together in Vermont, especially on hot topics like civil rights, climate change, sensible gun control, and maintaining an inclusive democracy that serves us all.

I've known Mike a long time - as a brother-in-law, parent, musician, peacemaker, and engaged community member. I have admired him, and still do, for his listening, concern for others, humor, fairness, and commitment to making the world a better place for us now as well as for future generations.

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