Who is John Klar?

John Klar is a Vermont farmer, attorney and writer. A husband and father, he is running as a Republican candidate for Governor, leading a movement to bring people together from different political views to combat the state's most pressing and complex problems -- The Economy, Preserving Rural Schools, and The Opioid Crisis. Welcome!

  • Let's Fix our State!

    Vermonters need a break. We need our cost of living decreased and our freedoms increased. We need safe schools and smooth roads. With your vote and your help, together, we can do this!
  • Farms Close, Bureaucracy Grows!

    Vermont's regulatory constraints swell each year even as the number of dairy farms diminishes. Farms close, bureaucracy grows.
  • Schools Close, Bureaucracy Grows!

    Act 46 promised to reduce costs and preserve local schools; it has done the opposite. Student numbers decline while administrative expenses soar. No more!
  • Hospitals Close, Bureaucracy Grows!

    Nurses are being asked to cut hours or pay in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, but administrative personnel are immune. This is perverse.
  • Opioids are Another Plague

    Current government programs pay for synthetic opioids with little investment to help people voluntarily free themselves of dependency. We must reverse this one-way door.
  • Pensions Grow Out of Control

    With recent market weakness, the chronic underfunding of Vermont's state pensions system is now revealed, and threatens our state.
  • Welfare Fraud Must Cease

    Farmers and businesses have difficulty finding workers in part because Vermont offers the fourth-highest welfare benefits in the nation, and very little if any enforcement against fraud.
  • Support Local Food and Farms

    Vermont's farms are struggling, but they offer us food security, food safety, nutrition and health benefits, economic growth, and the preservation of our culture and brand.

Priorities

Free Our Economy

In order for Vermonters to thrive economically, heavy tax and regulatory burdens must be lifted. Government waste and excess must be reduced, along with overly burdensome restrictions on new and existing businesses. [Read more...]

Save The Pensions

Vermont's teachers, and state and municipal workers, have been promised pension benefits and health insurance support that has been grossly underfunded. We propose to accurately quantify the actual obligations, and keep those promises. [Read more...]

Opioids Epidemic

Among other plans, we propose to improve counseling services for parents of substance abusers, for pregnant women, and for those who wish to wean off Medically Assisted Treatment. [Read more...]

Preserve Local Schools

Act 46 is unpopular for good reason, and should be repealed. Vermont has the second highest cost per student in the nation for education, as a function of median income. Not every school is the same: creative options are being considered, including increased school choice through income-sensitive subsidies, and possibly privatizing some underperforming schools. [Read more...]