“Maida Townsend is a highly valued and very respected member of the House Government Operations Committee. Her remarkable consensus building skills and her thoughtful, thorough work on legislation are much valued by her peers in the Legislature. Maida’s constituents should know that she continues to walk on water.”

Donna Sweaney,
Chair of House Government Operations Committee
June 2016


Gary, May 8, 2016
“I hope you like chocolate fudge cake and homemade bath soap because you’re getting them!! I’m really impressed how you took up this issue and got it all straightened out for the Vermont bicycling community.”


Sarah, March 29, 2016
“I see you over there greening up all year round and really appreciate your efforts in that area!!”


Lucy, March 15, 2016
“Hi, I feel much better also about this issue after reading your emails. Thank you for all the time you spent and forwarding on to me.” 


Nancy, March 12, 2016
“We cannot begin to thank you enough! Your efforts have made an inspiring difference in the lives of the Tibetans in Vermont and beyond… The House resolution you helped draft and pass is powerful and meaningful… And, to top it off, your facilitation of the meeting which lead to the Governor’s proclamation and the Governor’s personal audience with the Tibetan community was truly amazing….”


William, February 22, 2016
“You seem to be the only one listening… Thank You.” 


Brian, February 18, 2016
“I mostly appreciate your letter because of your efforts as a House Rep for all So. Burlington residents, a difficult role to play. Yet you were willing to take a stand on this serious community issue.” 


Alan, February 18, 2016
“Take care, and wonderful to hear from you… my wife will also be thrilled to hear that you wrote, as she’s a big fan! Warmest regards…” 


Patrick, February 11, 2016
“Thanks for the excellent follow-through, Maida.” 


Jane, January 22, 2016
“Thank you for the update. I’m glad it’s so close to being fixed and I will gladly let you know when the lights are on! I really appreciate your help on this. Your prompt support has gotten me enthused about getting more involved in my community in future.” 


David, January 12, 2016
“Thank you so very much for the follow-up. Keep up the good work in Montpelier.” 


Kimberly, December 20, 2015
“I was so upset to read your article in The Other Paper and simultaneously so happy with the work that you are doing questioning about the Green Mountain Care Board.” 


Fred, December 19, 2015
“Thanks for noticing this & following up on it. You convince me never to run for a legislative office — I couldn’t hope to work so assiduously.” 


Gary, November 23, 2015
“Sounds great! I’m amazed this is actually happening! I’m very hopeful that I will be able to once again ride my modified bikes legally.” 


Frances, November 4, 2015
“Thanks for listening — and for caring.”


Anna, October 29, 2015
“Wow — too bad you’re not running for president. What an excellent representative we have. We are indeed fortunate. We have the airport, but having you represent us overshadows that. Thank you for all your hard work and enthusiasm.”


Elizabeth, October 16, 2015
“Thank you so much for your very informational e-mail. Certainly consideration is necessary. I hope you will continue to share any response to your inquiries. Public safety must always remain foremost in our community. Thanking you in advance for your efforts.”


Linda, October 13, 2015
“I had not seen anything about this! I REALLY appreciate your keeping this on your view screen…”


Vivian, October 13 2015
“Thank you very much for attending our meeting and answering our questions this morning. It was fascinating and truly inspiring to learn how you are so connected to your constituents and involved with state issues.”


Ashley, September 28, 2015
“…deeply thankful for your quest to fact-find. You are one of a small handful of legislators who emailed me back — either with praise or inquiries — of the 100+ I had sent out.”


Cindy and Laddin, September 19, 2015
“You are awesome. Just want you to know we admire you a lot.”


Marc, September 19, 2015
“You are not only a terrific person but a terrific host as well. With the information I gathered and the energy contacts I made, I’m confident that our insulation issue will be solved somehow… I will assume success due in large part to your invitation.”


Nancy, September 14, 2015
“WOW, you are one on the ball kinda gal. Thanks for City Center information plus your offer to come and help with FPF.”


Lindsay, August 26, 2015
“Thanks for reaching out to your constituents! It makes a big difference.”


Iris, August 11, 2015
“Thanks for sending so quickly. More than I need to know or will remember, but very interesting. See, I told you that you are the only one of the legislators I know that actually responds and makes sense!”


Fred, June 22, 2015
“Your legislative reports are always interesting, and well written, with the particular attention paid to construction and phrasing that one expects of a teacher. Much appreciated.”


Loretta, April 1, 2015
“There is no one I would rather have represent me in Montpelier. You are the best! I’m sure you are getting fatigued and the work is hard. Thank you for all you do.”


Katie, March 11, 2015
“Thank you for making time for me yesterday. This issue is very important to me and your time was greatly appreciated. As this was my first visit to the statehouse I was a bit nervous and intimidated, but you were very kind and approachable. Thank you for making my visit a positive one.”


Deborah, March 8, 2015
“Thank you so much for your persistence and for keeping me posted along the way.”


Martha,February 27, 2015
“Thanks to the efforts of Representative Maida Townsend we learned that the House Appropriations Committee was taking testimony on funding requests… special thanks to Maida Townsend for opening the door!”


Kathy, January 26, 2015
“Thank you, Maida! You rock!”


Bob, January 24, 2015
“I am grateful for your time and efforts sending me all this information, and you can be assured I am reading it.”


Sheila, January 23, 2015
“Thank you for acknowledging my email. It means a great deal that our legislature takes these problems seriously.”


Paul, January 3, 2015
“Thanks, Maida, you are the only person who helps me with this.”


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