Endorsed by Vermont State Rep. Tom Burditt
“Ron Paul’s plan is to allow the
individual to find his or her own success, for the individual is the
most valuable commodity this nation has.”
LAKE JACKSON, Texas
2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul received today the
endorsement of Vermont state Rep. Tom Burditt. Rep. Burditt is a
freshman in the Vermont House and an active Tea Party member. He
represents the towns of West Rutland, Clarendon, Ira and Proctor.
In endorsing the 12-term Congressman from Texas, Rep. Burditt offered
the following statement:
“Ron Paul is a defender of freedom.
“We are in a time when the government is crossing the line from
regulation to oppression, and Ron Paul is the sole voice that reminds
us what the founders meant when they spoke of life, liberty, and the
pursuit of happiness.
“Ron Paul desires for this nation the freedom to act, the freedom to
succeed, and the freedom to fail, without an over-intrusive government
there to impede us, or offer us so-called help.
“Ron Paul’s plan is not to have a government that exists to coddle us
and support us, or to invest in markets and industries it deems noble
for the time being.
“Ron Paul’s plan is to allow the individual to find his or her own
success, for the individual is the most valuable commodity this nation
“For this, and more, I endorse Ron Paul for the Presidency of the
Rep. Burditt is a resident of West Rutland, an independent-thinking
Republican, and a small business owner whose family’s ancestral ties to
the Green Mountain State have unfortunately been diluted. His
affiliations include serving as a board member of the Rutland County
Pro-Business Coalition, a select board member of the Town of West
Rutland, and varsity wrestling coach at Rutland High School from
A political novice although engaged in business and civic activities,
he ran on a platform of helping his fellow Vermonters face the
challenge of hardworking Vermont families leaving the state in search
of opportunity. His other main issues include job retention,
curtailing the state’s high tax burden on individuals, improving
educational outcomes, and establishing in the state a friendlier
business jurisdiction vis a vis the region.
A key driver of Rep. Burditt’s entrance into the political arena was
when his children moved to Seattle, Washington because of the dearth of
opportunity in Vermont. His descendants came to America in 1653
Vermont in 1796. He is the youngest of eight siblings and the
standing in Vermont as his siblings move to different parts of the
country seeking opportunity.
Rep. Burditt is a proud lifelong resident of the state and a graduate
of Rutland Senior High School. He describes himself an “extremely
proud” father of two children and three grandchildren.