Statement from Senator Sanders on the Passing of Jake Burton Carpenter

BURLINGTON, Nov. 22 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today issued following the statement: 
 
"With the loss of Jake Burton, the state of Vermont has lost one its greatest entrepreneurs, the individual who created the entire international snowboard industry. Jake's initiatives have created many hundreds of jobs in Vermont, have brought tens of thousands of snowboarders to our mountains and brought joy and excitement to millions throughout the world. Jane and I and our children, some of whom worked for Burton Snowboards, extend our condolences to Donna and the entire family."