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Eric Davis: Middlebury House race intriguing

Posted on July 9, 2014 |
By Eric L. Davis



Middlebury’s voters will see a competitive election for the town’s two Vermont House seats, a consequence of Rep. Paul Ralston’s not running for another term.

Three candidates have filed for the Aug. 26 Democratic primary. Rep. Betty Nuovo, who has served in the House from 1981 through 1990, and again from 1997 to the present, will be seeking her 15th term in Montpelier.

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Candidate Tom Hughes cites need for political balance

Posted on July 2, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Tom Hughes recently got a taste of public service as a member of the UD-3 School Board.

He now wants to graduate to a seat in the Vermont House.

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Eastman sees a clear path to the Statehouse

Posted on June 26, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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ORWELL — Many political candidates find themselves competing in multiple elections before finally winning a seat in the Vermont House. Some never quite muster enough votes to get in.

Then there’s Alyson Eastman, a first-time candidate who finds herself with no competitors in her bid for the Addison-Rutland seat representing Benson, Orwell, Shoreham and Whiting. Barring a successful write-in challenge, Eastman, an Orwell independent, will take the place of Rep. Will Stevens, I-Shoreham, when the Legislature reconvenes next January.

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Community Forum: Legislature ignored key issues this session

Posted on June 25, 2014 |
By Heidi Scheurmann



This week’s writer is Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann, who is in her fourth term in the Vermont House.

There have been many opinions about how successful the 2013-2014 legislative session was.

Just prior to adjournment, Gov. Peter Shumlin told the House of Representatives “we have made this biennium one of the most productive in recent memory.” In other press reports, House Speaker Shap Smith called the last session “incredibly productive.”

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Opinion: Baser a good fit for House seat

Posted on June 18, 2014 |
By Jim Douglas



It is good news to learn that Fred Baser is running as a Republican for representative from Bristol, Monkton, Lincoln and Starksboro.

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New Haven's Smiley enters race for Addison-5 House seat

Posted on June 12, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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NEW HAVEN — Susan Smiley has always been keenly interested in agricultural and food supply issues as a dedicated farmer and consumer.

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Races shaping up as filing deadline for campaign nears

Posted on June 8, 2014 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — The 2014 election picture will become a lot clearer after Thursday, June 12, the deadline by which candidates must file nomination papers to run for statewide office as well as for the Vermont House, Senate and a variety of county positions.

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Opinion: Van Wyck announces run for Addison-3 House seat

Posted on June 8, 2014 |
By Warren Van Wyck



Serving in the Vermont House of Representatives this past biennium has been a privilege and honor for me as your representative from the Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham district.

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Opinion: Legislature should not cut budget for state colleges

Posted on May 29, 2014 |
By Laura King



Editor’s note: This letter was written as an open letter to Gov. Shumlin and Vermont state legislators.

Recently, I learned Johnson State College’s budget will be cut by nearly $500,000. My child is a junior at Johnson, so I immediately wondered, “How will this impact my child’s education? How will this impact students and families considering Johnson?”

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Editorial: Republican's retort big on criticism, but lacking courage

Posted on May 23, 2014 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, opted not to represent her party as the gubernatorial candidate to challenge Gov. Peter Shumlin for reelection this November, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t interested in running for the state’s top office down the road, or at least grabbing the political spotlight when she can. That seems obvious from her op-ed released at the end of last week challenging the Democrats’ estimation of their own performance this biennium.

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