The democratic primary is taking place on Aug. 28 and it may be the most important race that TJ Donovan will ever take part in! TJ needs to win the race for attorney general in the primary so he can go on to the general election in November!  It is my sincere hope that record numbers of voters across our state will turn out for this “democracy in action” event. I strongly support TJ Donovan for the attorney general of Vermont. For the past 10 years, I have served on the Milton Reparative/Restorative Justice Board, which works directly with the Milton Police Department and the State’s Attorney’s Office in Chittenden County. I have observed firsthand some of what TJ faces every day. Vermont is changing from the safe and tranquil life we all have enjoyed to something very different. I believe that it is time for a change.

TJ has been an outstanding Chittenden County state’s attorney since 2006 who has successfully prosecuted many high-profile criminal cases in the busiest county prosecutor’s office in the state of Vermont. He has demonstrated exceptional understanding of the criminal justice system and has initiated innovative practices that save money and make consequences for one’s actions more meaningful and appropriate for the crime. TJ is a breath of fresh air who is energetic with new ideas, willing to listen, build partnerships, take a stand and lead. This race is about key issues such as substance abuse, protecting our elderly, standing up for the middle class, etc. and TJ is ready to make the attorney general’s office more relevant in battling crime and implement a system of care, accountability and transparency for all our citizens across this beautiful state.

It is not so much where we stand, folks, but in what direction we are moving. To reach the harbor and be with TJ Donovan on Aug. 28, we must sail sometimes with the wind or sometimes agin’ it, but fact remains we must sail, not drift!  Early voting has started — call for an absentee ballot or go to the polls on Aug. 28!  Mark the bubble on your ballot with strength and confidence for TJ Donovan because he is the right person at the right time for the attorney general of the state of Vermont. Check out www.donovan2012.com.

Mary Ann Godin
Milton