by Guy Page
October 21, 2020 – An Essex Junction advocate of gun rights, pro-police rally organizer, and opponent to abortion announced October 13 he is a write-in candidate for governor.
Jim Sexton, organizer of the July 25 Respect for Law Enforcement Rally on the State House lawn, realizes he hasn’t a chance of getting elected, he said on his Jim Sexton for Governor Facebook Page. But he wants to provide an option for Vermonters who – like him – see little difference between Democrat David Zuckerman and GOP Gov. Phil Scott.
While he supports many Republican candidates for the Legislature, he criticizes Scott as no better than Zuckerman.
“I have read hundreds of comments and posts about how many of you will vote for Scott again because Zuckerman is worse,” he said. “Zuckerman would surely force vaccines on you, would surely force mask mandates, would surely defund Police, hates our military and would continue to support domestic terrorist. Can’t vote for him, right?”
Yet he has this to say about Phil Scott: “Scott has spit in the face of conservative Vermonters in numerous ways. He has crippled the State with illegal and unconstitutional mandates that have caused great financial and physical harm to hundreds of thousands of Vermonters. Scott has taken away 2nd Amendment Rights. Scott has a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood, ensuring your tax dollars will go to ending the lives of babies even if you think it’s wrong. He supports cities that refuse to uphold immigration law.”
Sexton, 63, has never held elective office. “The only political experience I have is from dealing with weak and corrupt politicians,” he said.
“My goal is twofold. First, to give you the option of voting for someone who would not lie to you, who has Love for our State and Country, who supports Law Enforcement and our Military, who supports Life from the moment of conception, who is sick of watching our country burn while doing nothing to protect our State and all Vermonters, who understands the Constitution is the foundation of all we need to live free.
“Second, to get you all motivated enough to make sure the many great candidates for State Senate and Representative get elected, you must vote for these people if you want anything to change. If you don’t vote for the people willing to fight for you, you have already given up.”
He can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Jim Sexton (middle) addresses pro-law enforcement rally he organized in July.
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