Meet Jimmy

  • An engaged participant and leader in campaigns for social justice since the 1960’s, including advocating for
    • bringing the troops home from Vietnam
    • ending apartheid in South Africa
    • stopping nuclear power — including Vermont Yankee
    • preventing/stopping the illegal and unjust war on Iraq
    • peace and justice in Israel/Palestine
    • action to stop climate change
    • overturning Citizens United
    • getting corrupting money out of our elections
    • stopping the F-35
    • ending police violence against black citizens
    • opposing the unjust policies of the current administration
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  • Staff physicist for the Union of Concerned Scientists in the aftermath of the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant
  • Member of the Progressive Party State Committee
  • Member of the Stop the F-35 Coalition
  • Ran for the office of Vermont Adjutant General
  • Former physics and biology high school teacher in Detroit
  • Patent lawyer
  • Member of the National Lawyers Guild, the Vermont Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
  • Retired engineer at IBM
  • Holds over 40 patents for inventions created as an IBM engineer
  • Authored or co-authored more than 90 publications in the last 10 years. The most recent is an article on Truthout.org, “The Supreme Court Supplied a Blueprint to Overcome Citizens United — We Just Need to Use It,” January 25, 2017
  • Graduate of MIT
  • Completed all but the dissertation toward a PhD in physics from the University of Massachusetts
  • My two daughters, Zoe and Eliza, attended Central School, Tuttle Middle School, and South Burlington High School
  • South Burlington resident for 24 years
 

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