By Patricia Minichiello

Korrine Rodrigue, a candidate for state Senate, attended the Board of Aldermen’s meeting Monday night and spoke about her goals for the future.

The Democratic candidate said she is running a very positive issues-based campaign and visiting municipalities throughout the county to let voters know about her candidacy.

“Substance abuse is a huge issue,” she said. “I’ve spent the last six months going into all the different communities and across the board people know somebody impacted by substance abuse.”

The founder of Project VISION said there is a lot more the state needs to be doing in terms of prevention.

“I think we are going to keep spinning our wheels if we don’t make prevention a huge part of the solution.”

Rodrigue said she is also really concerned about the economy.

“I think we really need to get people out to work and give them the right skills (to do their jobs).”

A full-length interview with Rodrigue and the other candidates for the Rutland County State Senate race will appear on in the near future.

Patricia Minichiello is a freelance reporter and editor of You can reach her at