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NewsPress Release - September 7, 2000Gubernatorial Candidate Pollina Offers Informal Chat at MarlboroCollege

MARLBORO, VT - Progressive gubernatorial candidate Anthony Pollina will be on the campus of Marlboro College to offer an informal chat with college and community members at 7 p.m. Sunday, September 10, in the Campus Center.

Pollina, 48, is a grassroots organizer and policy expert with more than 20 years of experience throughout Vermont on such issues as health care, tax reform, farm, food, and free trade policies.

He was the founder and first executive director of Rural Vermont, a statewide farm and rural advocacy organization that has been a national leader on dairy policy, free trade, biotechnology, and bovine growth hormone. He is currently a senior policy advisor with the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG).

Pollina served as senior policy advisor to Congressman Bernie Sanders for five years, working on small business, agriculture, trade, environmental health, and biotechnology issues.

In 1984, Pollina was the Democratic and Rainbow Coalition candidate for the U.S. Congress. He has served on the board of directors of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association, and Governor Kunin's Agriculture Advisory Board. In the 1980s, he was director of the Community High School in Montpelier.

A graduate of Johnson State College with a degree in environmental studies and political science, Pollina lives in Middlesex with his wife Deborah Wolf, and their two daughters, Maya, 14, and Alessandra, 11.

More information on Pollina and his campaign can be found online at

The college has invited all Vermont gubernatorial candidates to speak on campus.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The Campus Center is fully accessible.

For more information, please call (802) 257-4333.

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