Join us to re-elect Sara as Vermont State Rep. for Vernon & Guilford!

Guilford resident & Guilford Central School teacher

Emma Hallowell


"Sara has had two productive years working in the Legislature to support public schools and early childhood education. She understands the unbelievable challenges of raising a family while also working to make ends meet. She knows that creating an equitable and sustainable system of high-quality early education not only benefits our youngest citizens, but is a means to enhance our state economy."

See Emma's letter to the editor here: http://www.commonsnews.org/site/sitenext/story.php?articleno=33072

Vernon, Vermont

Ian Hefele


"Sara continues to come over the ridge to Vernon and meet with various community leaders to learn about the issues and concerns that face our community here. As Vernon continues to adjust to life post–Vermont Yankee, her remarkable efforts to engage in the transition for Vernon shows her commitment to safety, economic development, and vitality of our larger southern Vermont community."

See Ian's letter to the editor here: http://www.commonsnews.org/site/sitenext/story.php?articleno=32977

Former Guilford Select Board Chair

Anne Rider


“Two years ago I was optimistic about what she would bring to the State House in her first term and I was not disappointed – in fact her outreach and hard work have far exceeded my expectations. ... There are many, many more examples of Sara’s caring, outreach and constituent service. She has been and will continue to be an excellent representative for Guilford and Vernon in Montpelier. I thank Sara for her service (almost) every time I see her and you should too. We are so lucky to have her."

See Anne's letter to the editor here.

Guilford, Vermont

Mike Szostak


"As an independent voter, I try hard to assess the candidates I vote for, not based on their affiliations but rather, on their demonstrated abilities and accomplishments. Addressing the old and new problems we face requires energy, creativity, intelligence and a fresh perspective. Sara has all of these qualities, demonstrating everything I look for in a State Representative. She does indeed “walk-the-talk” for Vernon and Guilford. Please consider voting for Sara in November."

See Mike's letter to the editor [here] (http://www.commonsnews.org/site/sitenext/story.php?articleno=33070).

Guilford, Vermont

Verandah Porche


"Over 12 years, I’ve known Sara Coffey in many roles: visionary arts colleague, community organizer, civic leader, public servant, and dear friend. Sara brings these qualities — honesty, compassion, dedication, stamina, humility, curiosity, and humor — to all she does. She listens to everyone and respects differences. When she takes on a project, she sees the big picture and finds the way forward. She is down-to-earth and in it for the long haul. She wants you to be there with her, working together, laughing whenever possible. In divisive times, Sara Coffey is here for all of us."

See Verandah's letter to the editor here: http://www.commonsnews.org/site/sitenext/story.php?articleno=32976

Guilford resident and campaign volunteer

Heather Franklin


"Sara cares deeply about Guilford and Vernon, the people who live here, and the traditions of our farming families. She’ll bring innovative ideas to the legislature, ask hard questions, listen to her constituents, and make good choices on our behalf."

See Heather's letter to the editor here.

Guilford, Vermont

Zon Eastes


"Sara has taken hold of vital issues and proven that she has much to offer. Her enthusiasm for the work, her invitation for multiple viewpoints, her care for complex legislative issues — all lit from behind by a bright consideration for service to the residents of far-southern Vermont."

See Zon's letter to the editor here: http://www.commonsnews.org/site/sitenext/story.php?articleno=33063

Guilford, Vermont

John Hagen


"Sara has a vision for helping Vernon and Guilford move forward. While understanding the practicalities our rural towns face, she has a gift for seeing the possibilities. She is exceptionally good at connecting people and ideas to achieve results. With experience, character, and vision, Sara is the individual that Vernon and Guilford need representing us in Montpelier. "

See John's letter to the editor here.

Guilford, Vermont

Don McLean


"I have worked extensively with Sara on Guilford projects, ranging from the 250th Anniversary Celebration, to Grange events, to the Broad Brook Community Center, which she serves as President, and I am always impressed by her skills, level of commitment, and fairness in all that she takes on."

See Don's letter to the editor here: https://www.reformer.com/stories/letter-support-for-coffey,554762?

Vernon, Vermont

Eddie & Lynda Starorypinski


We are casting our vote for Sara Coffey as we are impressed by her business acumen, her community involvement in Guilford as well as her sincere interest in generating employment opportunities in Vernon and Guilford. Sara is a coalition builder but will stand her ground when necessary as she has the courage of her convictions. Sara Coffey’s life experience will serve Vernon and Guilford well in Montpelier.

See Eddie & Lynda's letter to the editor here: https://www.reformer.com/stories/letter-choosing-sara-coffey-for-windham-1,555205?

Rockingham Arts and Museum Project

Robert McBride


"My experience working with Sara is that she has a great respect for the rural essence of Vermont and she possesses the ability to step back, look at a challenge, discuss issues with people with a variety of viewpoints, and work collaboratively on a solution."

See Robert's letter to the editor here: https://www.reformer.com/stories/letter-coffey-respects-rural-essence-of-vermont,554519

Brattleboro, Vermont

John Bouffard


"Sara will work tirelessly to support healthy communities statewide, build bridges and affordability, and grow our economic engine to enable a more equitable, just and robust Vermont."

See John's letter to the editor here.

Guilford Democratic Party Chair

Andy Burrows


"Sara has been regularly attending events and talking to people in both Vernon and Guilford in an effort to find out what the towns need from an elected official. She is running as Democrat, but in her work Sara has shown that she can bring people together for important conversations and lead with a bipartisan spirit.”

See Andy's letter to the editor here.

Vermont House of Representatives Candidate, Windham-4

Nader Hashim


"Sara has a strong determination to bring communities together as well as the prowess needed to invigorate community members to create dialogue about the issues that matter most to them. She has a proven track record of being significantly involved in her community; she makes plans, puts them into motion, and makes things happen. We need this energy and motivation in politics at all levels."

See Nader's letter to the editor here.

Brattleboro, Vermont

Konstantin von Krusenstiern


"Not only does Sara have the vision to conceive inspired community partnerships, but she also possesses the skills and tenacity to implement complex projects. Sara is the quintessential social entrepreneur who leverages her professional abilities for the public good."

See Konstantin's letter to the editor here: https://www.reformer.com/stories/letter-coffeys-energy-innovation-needed-in-legislature,554919?

Tiny House Fest Vermont, co-founder

Erin Maile O'Keefe


"Sara Coffey is an outstanding community leader who builds coalitions making everyone eager to participate and always feel rewarded by their participation. Sara's work has advanced the creative economy in Vermont and we all recognize how important this is for economic growth in our region."

See Erin's letter to the editor here: https://www.reformer.com/stories/letter-coffey-is-an-outstanding-community-leader,555073?