New Republican Leadership Elected in Burlington
For Immediate Release
February 27, 2017
Contact: Alex Farrell
(802) 503-5242, BTVGOP2@gmail.com
New team to focus on business relations, data, and recruitment
Burlington,VT - On February 16th, the Burlington Republican Party elected new leadership and charted a different course in an effort to revive a Party and bring a much needed balance to the political landscape in Burlington.
Alex Farrell, a long-time Burlington resident and graduate of the University of Vermont with a degree in Business was elected Chair. Alex currently works for Union Mutual as a Data Analyst. Serving alongside Alex as Vice-Chair is Jason Maulucci, President of the University of Vermont’s Student Government Association, who is currently working for Governor Phil Scott.
After his unanimous election, Alex issued the following statement:
“In recent years, the Burlington Republican Party has been largely dormant. The city of Burlington has seen few Republican candidates and has elected few Republicans to office. This could be seen by some as an indication that Republicans cannot win in Burlington, or that the people of Burlington simply oppose Republican ideals. I do not believe either of these to be true. Representative Kurt Wright has shown us that Republicans can win consistently in Burlington, and that a Republican message, when articulated properly, resonates with the voters.
"As Republicans, we need to do more to deliver our message to the people of Burlington. Not every Republican candidate will have the same plan, nor will they have identical policy positions, but the Burlington Republican Party will work toward fiscal responsibility, making Burlington more affordable, and fostering an environment in which entrepreneurs and small businesses can thrive. Most importantly, we will be a Party of inclusion, and we encourage people of all backgrounds and varying viewpoints to assist us in these efforts.
"As Vermonters and as Burlingtonians, we pride ourselves on open-mindedness. In that spirit, I ask the voters of Burlington to hear the message and the plan of Burlington Republican candidates, and consider what they can do for our city and our state.”
In the coming weeks, the Burlington Republican Party will announce a series of events and lend voice to businesses struggling to survive in Burlington. Additionally, the BTV GOP will begin to switch focus and build our data and digital programs. The Party is already beginning to recruit candidates for the 2018 Town Meeting election -- including for mayor in 2018.