John Klar announces campaign for Orange County Senate seat

Vermont Business Magazine Former gubernatorial candidate John Klar seeks support for his election bid to become Orange County’s next Senator.

In a statement Klar said, "Challenging a seat long held by Democrat Mark MacDonald, farmer, writer, and attorney John Klar offers creative ideas and strong criticism of a bloated state bureaucracy as alternatives for consideration by all Vermonters.

"John Klar embraces conservative proposals that are bipartisan in Vermont’s present plight – fiscal integrity rather than runaway spending, including bolstering the state’s underfunded pensions system; school choice rather than compulsion into a declining and increasingly ideological school system; nurturing small farms and regenerative agriculture, to improve both food availability and the environment.

"Klar brings decades of study and experience to serve Vermonters, including extensive civil rights advocacy work. A passionate farmer who raises grass-fed beef and sheep, John also has an extensive background in accounting, finance, and money supply – useful skill sets to serve Vermonters in the midst of growing economic crisis.

"John Klar is also a certified opioid recovery coach, and has worked for years supporting charities in Uganda and elsewhere. Klar will be a strong voice for regular Vermonters, and will fight to ensure all voices are heard in Montpelier."

Details of John’s writings and proposals can be found at

Brookfield, Vermont, April 28, 2022: Klar campaign