Mari Cordes

11/12/2020
Thank you for choosing me — again — to represent you in the Vermont Statehouse. I have been humbled and honored to walk alongside you as we helped each other through the pandemic. I am proud of the work that our state legislature has done to support families, kids, educators, businesses, employees, and our health care system. I will continue to share with you any and all assistance in relation to the impacts of the COVID -19 pandemic. Finally, I am so proud of, grateful for, and inspired by my multigenerational, multiracial, and majority women and gender non-conforming people campaign team...
11/05/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Incumbents Caleb Elder (D-Starksboro) and Mari Cordes (D-Lincoln) on Tuesday won re-election to their Vermont House seats in the Addison-4 district, which comprises Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro. Of the 11,343 votes cast, Elder won 3,106 (27.4%) and Cordes won 2,910 (25.7%), according to the unofficial results posted by the Vermont Secretary of State’s office Wednesday morning. The two Democrats were top vote-getters in each of the district’s four towns. Monkton Republican Valerie Mullin won 1,903 votes (16.8%) and Bristol Republican Lynn Dike won 1,792 votes (15.8...
10/29/2020
With less than a week until the election, it is more important than ever that Vermonters reflect on their core values as they choose the candidate who will represent them during the next term. The outcome of the election will be an indication of our vision for the future. As teens, we are unable to vote, however we believe strongly that this year it is more important than ever that Vermonters vote for candidates who will be strong and effective leaders in an increasingly divided world. Because of this, we encourage voters to support Mari Cordes on Nov. 3. Since 2018, Mari has represented...
10/29/2020
We appreciated the convenience, safety, and security of voting early this election. We received our ballots automatically from the Secretary of State because we were already registered voters and we promptly filled them out and hand-delivered them to the secure ballot box outside Holley Hall in Bristol. We checked the My Voter Page website MVP.Vermont.gov and know our ballots were received and are ready to be counted. In the Addison-4 Vermont House of Representatives race we voted for incumbent Mari Cordes. Here’s why: Her work over the past two years representing Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton...
09/17/2020
For too long, white Vermonters have thought of ourselves as untouched by racism: It’s taken several high-profile and despicable actions for us to really understand how vicious racism is right here in Vermont. The age of denying that we have an issue is over. We must listen humbly to those who have been telling us for many decades that there is one Vermont for white people, and another for everyone else. It’s time to take steps to ensure that all Vermonters can access the benefits our state has to offer regardless of race. First, we must each have the courage to understand how deeply...
07/30/2020
We first met Mari when she was canvasing our neighborhood during her first run for the legislature and immediately formed a bond because of our mutual and passionate concerns for the environment and social justice. Right from the beginning Mari impressed, even amazed us, with her background, her vocation, her energy, and her work for the common good. Graduating with a degree in Natural Resources, Management and Policy, she has applied that experience to her advocacy for the environment and mitigation of the impacts of climate change.  This last summer she traversed the state advocating for...
04/27/2020
LINCOLN — At least one state representative is reaching out to her constituents and offering help in navigating the currently difficult process of filing for unemployment insurance. Rep. Mari Cordes, D-Lincoln, this week sent out a message to people in her Vermont House district — which encompasses Lincoln, Starksboro, Monkton and Bristol — recognizing the fact that many of them are still struggling with the Vermont Department of Labor unemployment application process. The system was overwhelmed with tens of thousands of Vermonters filed claims when they lost their jobs due to social...
02/24/2020
In Lars von Trier’s slow moving film “Melancholia,” wedding partygoers display opulent illusions of celebration amongst angst, betrayal and denial as the planet Melancholia hurtles toward an Earth destined to be imminently destroyed. We are facing our own Melancholia. Every morning I get up, drink three shots of coffee with a little milk. Today the sun is shining, and it is 10 degrees Fahrenheit. We come together every day as if nothing is wrong, yet we are in dire need of a powerful, unified response. Despite decades of scientific consensus, despite polls including the most recent Pew Survey...

REP. MARI CORDES, D-Lincoln, was one of three Vermont legislators to receive the Vermont Conservation Voters Environmental Rising Star Award. Cordes, center, is pictured here with Vermont Conservation Voters Executive Director Lauren Hierl, left, and Shelden Goodwin, Political Outreach Associate at VCV. Photo courtesy of Lauren Hierl
02/13/2020
MONTPELIER — Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) has presented this year’s Environmental Rising Star Award to Rep. Mari Cordes, D-Lincoln, and two other first-term legislators who have become leaders on environmental issues: Rep. Kathleen James, D-Manchester Center, and Sen. Andrew Perchlik, D/P-Montpelier. This year’s Environmental Rising Star Awards were presented at VCV’s 2020 Environmental Common Agenda Reception at the Statehouse last week, where VCV also revealed its guide to this year’s top legislative priorities for the environment. To view the agenda go to tinyurl.com/VCV-agenda. Rep....

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Middlebury, VT 05753

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