Wendy Wilton will be an independent voice in the Vermont State Treasurer's Office. Wilton will focus on maintaining Vermont's bond rating, providing better transparency for the state's fiscal matters, and offering real solutions to solving the state's $1.2 billion pension underfunding problem, that will be fair to both the employees and the taxpayers of the state. Her social-political views are moderate.
Regarding transparency, Wilton will shine the light on the state's finances by putting timely financial information about the state budget and the state's performance on-line in an easy to understand format for use by lawmakers and voters of the state. This will reverse a D- rating the state of Vermont has recieved for fiscal transparency from
Wendy Wilton grew up in South Burlington Vermont and is a graduate of South Burlington High School and UVM. She is married to Chuck Wilton. The Wiltons have resided in Rutland Vermont since 1989, and in Chester, Vermont before that. The Wiltons have two children in college--a son at Castleton State College and a daughter at UVM.
Current position: Treasurer, City of Rutland, since election in 2007. Has run unopposed since that time in both 2009 and 2011. Responsibilities include tax collection and delinquent tax collection, administrator of the City's pension plans, Chair of the City Pension Committee, Ex-officio (treasurer) of the Rutland Redevelopment Authority, and oversight on human resources and benefit programs for City employees and retirees in addition to the job of treasurer.
Previous Positions: Senior Business Adviser, Vermont Small Business Development Center, Key Bank, Relationship Manager, Rutland market, BancBoston Mortgage Corp., Mortgage originator/loan officer, Vermont Federal Bank, Mortgage originator/loan officer.
Rotary Club of Rutland, member
Pico Ski Club, member
Crossroads Arts Council, former member (organization no longer exists)
Treasurer, City of Rutland, since 2007
State Senator, Rutland County, 2005-2006
Rutland City Board of Aldermen, 1993-1994, and 1999
Rutland Redevelopment Authority, early 1990's to 2000
Roman Catholic, member, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Rutland
Vermont Municipal Clerk and Treasurer's Association, Treasurer of the Year, 2012, awarded based on the performance in Rutland's turn around
Vermont Farm Bureau Women in Agicultural Leadership Stephanie Bourdeau Legislative award, 2005
Vermont Forest Products Association legislative award, 2006
VT Small Business Development Center Star Perfomer Award, 2001
South Burlington High School 1977, National Honor Society
University of Vermont, BA Chemistry, 1981, Mortar Board, TOWERR society (women's leadership), Member of Alpha Iota chapter of Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, President-Panhellenic association
I will provide an independent voice in the Vermont State Treasurer's Office and shine the light on the state's finances.
Source: Wilton (10/07/2012)
Post the current state budget and perfomance data for the current year on-line
I will provide fiscal transparency regarding the state's finances on-line in an easy to understand format for the legislature and the citizens of Vermont, and maintain our good bond ratings by working collaboratively and openly with the legislature to achieve greater accountability.
Ensuring the state employees and the state teacher's pensions are funded adequately and provide the leadership needed to inform the legislature and the citizens about the financial opportunities and challenges in our state's future.
Everyone who possibly can should serve their community, state and nation in some way through elected or appointed office. In Vermont, local government is the backbone of our state. It is essential that people participate and run for office starting at the local level to ensure that our democracy is kept alive.