ABOUT MARK COESTER

Mark Coester is on a mission to restore practical solutions and traditional values in Washington, D.C. As a proud Vermonter, he is committed to representing every individual in the state with unwavering integrity and honor. 

Mark’s journey has been shaped by years of small business ownership, where he has delved into various trades, from crafting timber masterpieces to serving as Vermont’s primary fish buyer for its largest wholesale plant distributor. Amidst the sawdust and business dealings, he has found joy in another pursuit: making maple syrup. This cherished tradition not only connects him to the land but also symbolizes the resilience and ingenuity of Vermonters. 

With a deep understanding of the community’s challenges, Mark is determined to confront pressing financial issues at both the local and national levels. He champions transparency, accountability, and a return to self-sufficiency through innovation, echoing the industrious spirit of New England. 

Mark’s dedication to upholding the Constitution and ensuring fair governance is unwavering. He advocates for term limits for all elected officials, strives to improve education with a focus on civics, and aims to secure borders, reduce taxes, and combat human trafficking. 

In Mark Coester, Vermonters will find a leader who values hard work, integrity, and community. As he embarks on this journey to serve his fellow Vermonters, he is committed to bringing their voices to the forefront and fighting for a brighter future for the state and nation. 

Together, let’s build a stronger, more prosperous Vermont for generations to come.

WHY I'M RUNNING

Upon winning, candidates swear an oath to our Constitution, and it is paramount to uphold that oath. The second paragraph of the United States Declaration of Independence states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” It further ensures that no state shall infringe upon the privileges or immunities of citizens, nor deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor deny any person equal protection of the laws.

As a lifelong learner, education holds great importance to me. Without delving into lengthy discussions on current issues, I remain steadfast in advocating for a core curriculum that encourages independent study outside of classrooms and the reintroduction of civics and citizenship into our educational framework. Reflecting on history, Abraham Lincoln, who was largely self-educated with only a third-grade education, became one of our most respected presidents. America can and must do better in educating our children. It is deeply frustrating that after 12 years of education, many students still read and write at a third-grade level. Let’s also remember Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave who became an advisor to six presidents, underscoring the transformative power of education.

Serving one’s state and nation is both a gift and a blessing from our citizens. Therefore, I advocate for term limits for all elected representatives. George Washington chose not to seek a third term, citing the critical state of foreign affairs and the unanimous advice of trusted individuals as reasons to remain in office beyond his initial intent. Career politicians often become disconnected from the realities that citizens face in their everyday lives. While no elected official is perfect, each should strive to do their very best, then step aside. Let us not become so far removed from reality.