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state senate election 2010 http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/192/all en Giard holds off Young http://addisonindependent.com/201011giard-holds-young <p>ADDISON COUNTY — Incumbent state Sen. Harold Giard, D-Bridport, will return for a fourth consecutive term representing Addison County and Brandon, though his re-election remained in doubt until the wee hours of Wednesday morning as a result of a spirited challenge from Orwell Republican Mark Young.</p> <p>Giard finished second, with 7,366 tallies, behind Senate Majority Whip Claire Ayer, D-Weybridge, who garnered 9,516 votes in her successful run for a fifth consecutive term.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6170">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201011giard-holds-young" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County election 2010 state senate election 2010 Thu, 04 Nov 2010 18:00:12 +0000 Tamara Hilmes 6170 at http://addisonindependent.com Giard prevails in write-in contest http://addisonindependent.com/201008giard-prevails-write-contest <p>BRIDPORT — Sen. Harold Giard, D-Bridport, woke up Wednesday morning with a new lease on his political life after surviving a spirited challenge from East Middlebury resident Amy Sheldon in a close Democrat write-in campaign for state Senate.</p> <p>Giard, a three-term incumbent, defeated Sheldon 845-757, based on write-in returns from the 23 Addison County towns and Brandon that make up the two-seat senatorial district.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5525">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201008giard-prevails-write-contest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bridport election 2010 state senate election 2010 Thu, 26 Aug 2010 17:30:08 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5525 at http://addisonindependent.com Local House, Senate races highlight ballot http://addisonindependent.com/201008local-house-senate-races-highlight-ballot <p>MIDDLEBURY — A Republican runoff in the Addison-4 House district; a write-in campaign for the state Senate; two local men vying for lieutenant governor; and a five-way race for the Democratic nomination for governor should give Addison County residents extra incentive to show up at the polls for Tuesday’s primary election.</p> <p>Voter participation is notoriously low for mid-term elections, and Vermont officials are particularly concerned about light turnout this year because of a particularly early primary date.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5493">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201008local-house-senate-races-highlight-ballot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury election 2010 governor's race 2010 lieutenant governor's race 2010 state senate election 2010 Mon, 23 Aug 2010 18:00:06 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5493 at http://addisonindependent.com Sheldon emphasizes health reform http://addisonindependent.com/201008sheldon-emphasizes-health-reform <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-5470" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201008sheldon-emphasizes-health-reform"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_amysheldon3150.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_amysheldon3150.jpg" title="web_amysheldon3150.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AMY SHELDON </div> </div> </div> <p>EAST MIDDLEBURY — State Senate candidate Amy Sheldon believes additional health care reforms will not only create more fit Vermonters but will also provide a potent panacea for the economic ills the state is facing.</p> <p>“Health care is a huge driver in the cost of public education and government services,” said Sheldon, an East Middlebury Democrat. “If we can find a way to make (health care) more affordable for all Vermonters, we will solve a number of problems.”</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5461">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201008sheldon-emphasizes-health-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Middlebury election 2010 state senate election 2010 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 17:30:12 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 5461 at http://addisonindependent.com Young returns to the political stage http://addisonindependent.com/201008young-returns-political-stage <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-5352" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201008young-returns-political-stage"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_markyoung0300.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_markyoung0300.jpg" title="web_markyoung0300.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MARK YOUNG </div> </div> </div> <p class="Bodycopy"><span style="font-family: "Times New Roman"">ORWELL — Mark Young’s supporters had to put on the full-court press back in 2004 to convince the Orwell Republican to run for a seventh consecutive two-year-term representing the Addison-Rutland-1 district in the Vermont House.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5353">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201008young-returns-political-stage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell election 2010 state senate election 2010 Thu, 05 Aug 2010 17:00:10 +0000 George Altshuler 5353 at http://addisonindependent.com Ochs hopes to add farming perspective to state Senate http://addisonindependent.com/201008ochs-hopes-add-farming-perspective-state-senate <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-5325" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201008ochs-hopes-add-farming-perspective-state-senate"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/web_andreaochs9308.thumbnail.jpg" alt="web_andreaochs9308.jpg" title="web_andreaochs9308.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ANDREA OCHS </div> </div> </div> <p class="Bodycopy">ORWELL — Andrea Ochs was 13 years old when she and her mom moved to Orwell from Queens, N.Y. She at first wasn’t sold on the Green Mountain State.</p> <p class="Bodycopy">“I promised my father that if I ever woke up and looked out my window and didn’t think I lived in the most beautiful place, I would move on,” Ochs said.</p> <p class="Bodycopy">“I still wake up every morning and thank God that I live in Addison County.”</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5326">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201008ochs-hopes-add-farming-perspective-state-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orwell election 2010 state senate election 2010 Mon, 02 Aug 2010 17:00:14 +0000 George Altshuler 5326 at http://addisonindependent.com Sheldon enters Senate race http://addisonindependent.com/201007sheldon-enters-senate-race <p>MIDDLEBURY — Incumbent Sen. Harold Giard, D-Bridport, will have some competition on Aug. 24 in his attempt to win a spot on the general election ballot. East Middlebury Democrat Amy Sheldon confirmed on Monday she will also seek to enter the race via a write-in campaign on primary day.<br /> <p class="Bodycopy">Giard, a three-term incumbent, missed the June 17 deadline for candidates to file their petition papers for federal, statewide and county offices. That means he — and any other candidate making a belated run for the Nov.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/5156">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201007sheldon-enters-senate-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury election 2010 state senate election 2010 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 17:30:11 +0000 George Altshuler 5156 at http://addisonindependent.com Familiar faces dominate '10 election ballot http://addisonindependent.com/201006familiar-faces-dominate-10-election-ballot <p>MIDDLEBURY — Last Thursday’s filing deadline for candidates vying for Vermont House and Senate seats produced some familiar local political names from the past along with the conspicuous absence of a prominent incumbent.</p> <p>Information culled from the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office reveals there will be contested races in three of the county’s six House districts, including a Republican primary in Addison-4.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/4943">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201006familiar-faces-dominate-10-election-ballot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury election 2010 state senate election 2010 Mon, 21 Jun 2010 17:30:08 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 4943 at http://addisonindependent.com Ripton man confirms Senate bid http://addisonindependent.com/201003ripton-man-confirms-senate-bid <p>RIPTON — Ripton resident Robert Wagner confirmed on Thursday that he will run as an independent candidate for one of Addison County and Brandon’s two seats in the Vermont Senate.</p> <p>Wagner, 46 describes himself as fiscal conservative who is liberal on social issues. He is running as an independent because he doesn’t see eye-to-eye with the major, established parties on a variety of issues, ranging from taxation to the future of Vermont’s statehood.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/4057">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201003ripton-man-confirms-senate-bid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ripton election 2010 state senate election 2010 Mon, 08 Mar 2010 19:00:02 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 4057 at http://addisonindependent.com