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TMD Daniel Richardson: Why I Am Running

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Daniel Richardson. Courtesy photo

Daniel Richardson is running uncontested for District 3 City Council.

Montpelier is a dynamic city with a long history and a great deal of untapped potential.

We are unique in that we are a small city that, like a pufferfish, swells each day with an influx of state and private-sector employees who come to work, shop, eat, and play. We are a capital, which makes us the locus of protests, rallies, and national events. We need services that can be at once intimate and yet large enough to handle the needs of our day-time population.

As City Councilor, I look forward to continuing my service to the city. For the past 15 years, I have worked in a variety of positions, including the Design Review Committee, the Development Review Board, and as a Cemetery Commissioner. During that time, I have had the privilege of working with hundreds of Montpelier citizens looking to develop or improve their property. I have worked with city staff in cooperative relationships. In each position, I have sought to treat everyone with dignity and respect. Through listening to my fellow citizens and partners, I have come to have a deep appreciation for the various points of view that inform our city. We are lucky to have so many passionate people who uniformly care deeply about this city and its future.

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I look forward to hearing from residents in District 3 and addressing their concerns. As an attorney by training, I see my role as a problem solver. This does not mean that I will be able to fix every issue or stop something that is already in motion, but I promise that I will work with my constituents to the greatest extent possible through any problem, change what we can, ameliorate what we cannot, and mitigate the remainder. Montpelier is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue this tradition.