I started skiing Killington in 1978. My wife, Mary, and I have
three daughters, Meaghan, Rory and Maeve. We own The Butternut Inn
and 46 acres of land being developed into nine single-family
homesites. I have been personally invested in this town for a long
time and have seen it go through many changes over those years.
March 5, 2008, I first ran for selectman and was defeated by
incumbent Mike Miller. I ran on a platform that "if a business
wants to grow, then the business should invest in themselves." I
didn't believe that we should tax others to help private businesses
and I still have that belief.
But, since we have the 1 percent tax and the intent is to grow
the Killington economy, I believe we should work with the resort
Land Company in a way that benefits all.
One of my suggestions was the "Big Idea," which I believe gets
the town working with the resort to bring in summertime attractions
that we are trying to achieve with this tax.
How we grow and develop Killington over the next few years
stands to change the future direction of this town and I plan to
ensure that all developments are made fairly with full fiscal