Seven Days Column Lays Out Argument Against Vermont’s “Citizen Legislature” Model

"The result…is an older, wealthier body of representatives comprised mostly of retirees and white-collar professionals. ‘I think it looks like a bunch of people my parents’ age and older,” says Adam Howard, a 39-year-old former House Republican from Cambridge. “You just don’t get working family people down there. When you think about who demands the most from [state] services, they’re the least represented down there. That says a lot.”