About Maryse    

 

I am a life-long New Englander and a resident of Essex since 1975.  A devoted wife and mother, I am also a graduate of the Jeanne Mance School of Nursing in Burlington.  I have worked as a registered nurse at the UVM Medical Center, and for a brief time as a nurse in Atlanta, Georgia. During my career, I owned & operated a successful health/beauty Electrology business in Essex for 28 years. This is when sharing with and listening to people became a strength. These years also gave me fiscal responsibilities which will be especially useful when applied to the current challenging financial times in Vermont. 

 

My interest and concern for people carried me into mission trips to Africa, Israel, and the Dominican Republic where I learned the importance of diversity. My mission experiences led to aiding the homeless in Vermont. I volunteered, organized, and led a small group to provide basic living supplies, love, and a listening ear to the displaced people—particularly to runaway youth.

 

It was amazing to discover the heartbeat of the sub-culture that is right here in our area. During that time my team and I fostered many strong relationships.

 

More recently, I have been involved in many community activities and saw the need to restore balance in Vermont politics. Now I would like to promote the strong principles that I grew up with and learned throughout my life.  I am a person of compassion and have been exposed to many cultures both here and abroad. I am ready to serve the people of the Essex community, my home. 

Campaign Focus

 

Vermont is a state of independent freedom seekers. I can promote teamwork and agreement in Montpelier while working toward crafting common-sense solutions. This must happen to deal with the challenges which we are now facing together. To Montpelier, the Essex Community and to Vermont, I promise to bring the same passion that I had working with nursing & disenfranchised communities. 

My work with the homeless in Vermont revealed to me the needs of the poor and displaced. Educational opportunities are a first step toward improvement, but more importantly we as a state need to find ways to change mindsets so that negative patterns become positive ones.

These are uncertain and economically challenging times with the pandemic frighteningly adding to an already skyrocketing deficit in Vermont. With my 28 years in business I’ve gained experience which could help us fight this challenge head on. Being a Vermonter just like you, I’d like the chance to help restore balance and financial responsibility to our state. 

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I am fortunate to have lived here in the Essex community for 44 years. My husband, my daughter, and I have enjoyed being among peaceful, hard-working, and responsible people. Now I am ready to represent this amazing community and project those same Essex traits in Montpelier.  

 

Maryse is proudly endorsed by Former Governor Jim Douglas 

She is also endorsed by Former Candidate for Lt. Governor Brian Dubie

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