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Jeremy Ryan for City Council

Thank you for visiting this web site. My name is Jeremy Ryan and I have decided to run for city council here in ward 7. I chose to run because I would like to help make some much needed changes to how the city government does business. I want to help improve the quality of life for Burlington residents by pushing for lower taxes and affordable housing. By cutting excessive regulations and state control, our city would be far better off. I will fight for taxpayer rights and local control over our finances and our schools. I am a strong believer in protecting your property rights and personal freedoms. Please view my positions page for more info on how I stand on different issues.

If you have anything you would like me to consider or talk about my views on, please contact me by calling me at 865-0111 or email me.

Comments from Ward 7 Residents...

"Jeremy Ryan is obviously the best candidate for ward 7 councilor."
Haik Bedrosian
Ward 7 resident

I have always voted for a Republican, but over the last few elections I have been pressed to differentiate with the end result of any of the major party platforms, only the means are different. I believe that change must come locally, and I will vote for you in March. I will talk with my neighbors on behalf of the cause of Liberty.
James Robert
Ward 7 resident

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Campaign Reflection and The Future

As you may know by now we lost the election, but we all did a great job that we can be very proud of. Most people I talked to didn't really know what a Libertarian was or who I was. We got a lot of exposure and provided a real alternative choice for a change. Our volunteers and supporters gave so much... I was very surprised how much people were willing to give to our campaign in terms of donations and support. I am very thankful for this, as it helped us to push on throughout the last several months.

Heavenly and I have no regrets about running for city council. When we've talked about what we saw wrong in the city and how it should be different, people urged us to run. It was duty to run as I believe if you find something that really bothers you or something that should change, it's your job on this earth to try to do something about it and that's what we did. I'm proud of what we did.

Now for the future, Heavenly and I will continue to attend the city council meetings and anything else significant. We will also be looking for opportunities to find candidates to run as a Libertarian in ward 7 as well as other wards. Anyone interested in discussing this with us, please contact me. We learned a lot about the election and campaign process and I would be glad to share what we learned and even help manage your campaign.

Heavenly and I will also be restarting our Ethan Allen Radio podcast very shortly and I will be converting the campaign website into a blog site very shortly, come back often!

In fact, please sign up for our mailing list and we'll let you know as soon as the site changes or our next podcast is available.


Again, a huge thanks to everyone who volunteered, donated and voted for me!


Jeremy Ryan


Posted by: Jeremy Ryan

3/9/2006 6:18:05 AM

Help Burlington Fire Victims

As you may have heard, the Dutra family suffered a major loss due to a fire in their home, which has made them homeless. I saw in todays paper how Waggy's has been accepting donations. To make a donation, you can drop it off at their store on the corner of North Street and North Avenue or by calling the store at 863-4862 or 864-0740 after 12:30 pm.

I just thought I could do my part by offering to accept donations from this website as there is quite a bit of traffic from other ward 7 residents already.  If you wish to donate here, please use the form below:

If you have any questions about the donation form, please call me at home (865-3443).
For the original Burlington Free Press article regarding the fire click here

Posted by: Jeremy Ryan

3/4/2006 12:30:12 PM

Sign Wave Today!

We just got back from another sign wave today. It was cold at 1 degree, but we were encouraged to push on through the cold and wind as many people waved back and honked their horns.  Below are a couple pictures:

Jeremy Sign Waving
Jeremy Sign Waving
Heavenly Sign Waving


Posted by: Jeremy Ryan

3/3/2006 5:04:28 PM

Featured Candidate on

I am the featured candidate on today. Click here to go to the article. Thank you Haik!


Posted by: Jeremy Ryan

2/18/2006 7:10:37 PM

Jeremy's Personal Statement Video now Online

Jeremy Ryan - Personal StatementToday I finally got a video I filmed a while back online. I filmed it while I was practicing for last week's debates. It's my personal statement regarding why I'm running for city council.

Click here to view it.


Posted by: Jeremy Ryan

2/18/2006 6:55:10 PM

Yard Sign Problems

Jeremy Ryan Campaign Yard SignFriday's strong winds made it very difficult for campaign yard signs. To be on the safe side, Heavenly went out to gather most of the signs so that they wouldn't be blown all over the streets, sidewalks, and in people's yards. There were put up again today. It was a lot of work, but not worth the risk to leave them out.

Hopefully the weather cooperates for the rest of the campaign.


Posted by: Jeremy Ryan

2/18/2006 6:51:14 PM

Livable Wage Campaign Survey Responses

The Peace and Justice Center sent all candidates a survey of how they feel about livable wage polices. They had two questions and we had to keep our answers to 75 words or less.  I am posting the questions and my responses below...

1. Would you support livable wages for Burlington school support staff workes in the FY 2008 school budget? If not next year, what commitment can you offer to working towards tangible goals for livable wages for all school workers?

I believe that if someone is doing a great job, we should pay what we can afford to retain them. I also believe in the right to work. If someone wants to work and is lacking in skills, but willing to learn and work at a lower wage, we should allow them the opportunity. I dislike mandatory policy that would exclude people from serving our community.

2. Would you support UVM students' campaign for fair employment standards (livable wages for all UVM workers, responsible contractor policies for all construction contracts, and freedom to organize a union)?

I strongly support the right to unionize. However, I also believe employers should have the right to contract with whom they please. Open shop unions benefit everyone as they allow employers to chose who they want to work with and union members strive to their fullest potential. The union then acts as a brand, telling employers that members are of high quality.


Posted by: Jeremy Ryan

2/17/2006 6:43:12 PM

Ward 4&7 Candidate debates

Tonight we had the ward 4&7 NPA debates. We had one of our best turnouts ever since Heavenly and I have been involved with NPA. Four of the Mayoral candidates showed up for the mayoral debates.

For the city council debate portion, all four of us were there and again, I think the debate went quite well. Heavenly took video footage of it. We may be able to stream it on the web shortly.


Posted by: Jeremy Ryan

2/15/2006 6:39:22 PM

Channel 17 debate
Channel 17 DebatesTonight we had are channel 17 debate with the other candidates.  I think it went very well. You can actually listen to whole debate by clicking here.

Posted by: Jeremy Ryan

2/13/2006 6:27:56 PM

Meet the Candidates at Heineburg Senior Housing

The residents of Heineburg Senior Housing had invited some candidates to meet with them and so they could discuss the issues with us, hear what we have to say and to give them more information on making their decision on town meeting day. In attendance was Hinda Miller, Joanna Cole, Heavenly and myself.

We had a great time talking with the residents and I think it was very helpful for all of us... they got to meet some candidates to help them decide who to vote for and we got to hear what their concerns are.

A big thanks to the residents and the Heineburg senior housing for having us!


Posted by: Jeremy Ryan

2/13/2006 6:18:10 PM

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