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Sorrel carries Addison County in AG primary

Posted on August 30, 2012 |
By John S. McCright



 

ADDISON COUNTY — The race between incumbent William Sorrell and challenger T.J. Donovan for the Democratic Party’s nomination for state attorney general was tight in Addison County, though not as tight as it was in statewide voting Tuesday. And, as in the rest of the state, Sorrell came out the winner.

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Giard holds off Young

Posted on November 4, 2010 |
By John Flowers



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.

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.

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Smith again top choice in Addison-5

Posted on November 4, 2010 |
By John Flowers



NEW HAVEN — New Haven Republican Harvey Smith will be returning to the Montpelier after a four-year hiatus.

Voters in the Addison-5 House district of New Haven, Weybridge and Bridport gave Smith the nod over Weybridge Democrat Spence Putnam by a 1,003 to 843 margin after heavy voting on Tuesday.

“I’m thrilled,” Smith said of the result, which he said was a product of a lot of door-to-door campaigning.

“I wore out my shoes again,” he quipped.

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Sharpe and Fisher net new terms in Addison-4

Posted on November 4, 2010 |
By Tamara Hilmes



BRISTOL — Once again, Democratic incumbents Michael Fisher and David Sharpe came out on top over their Republican challengers in the race for the Addison-4 Vermont House seats representing Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro on Tuesday.

Lincoln resident Fisher banked a total of 2,082 votes, with Sharpe, of Bristol, coming in at 1,891. Fred Baser finished third with 1,664 votes and John “Peeker” Heffernan followed with 1,474. Baser and Heffernan are also Bristol residents.

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Clark, Lanpher earn two more years

Posted on November 4, 2010 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



VERGENNES — Reps. Gregory Clark, R-Vergennes, and Diane Lanpher, D-Vergennes, retained their Addison-3 seats in the Vermont House of Representatives on Tuesday, turning back challenges from former GOP representative and former Vergennes mayor Thelma “Kitty” Oxholm and veteran Democratic candidate and area businesswoman Elizabeth Markowski of Ferrisburgh.

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Editorial: Shumlin Milestone

Posted on November 4, 2010 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



For Governor-elect Peter Shumlin on this post election Wednesday in Vermont, the sun is shining and the mood is upbeat. The Democrat won a narrow race for the state’s top spot and he will be greeted by a Legislature firmly in the control of his party on a scale Vermont has not seen since the domineering days of the Republican Party several decades ago.

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Staff blog: Election night liveblog recap

Election night 2010 saw a sharply contested gubernatorial election and a number of tight statewide and local races. Five of us gathered in the Addison Independent newsroom, listening for the phones to ring and the fax machine to start clicking.

Here's a rundown of how the evening transpired, and how the races panned out. Watch our Election 2010 topic page for full results and analysis.

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Editorial: Leahy, Welch deserve re-election

Posted on October 29, 2010 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



As Americans head to the polls angry at Washington politics and upset by high unemployment, home foreclosures, bank and auto industry bailouts, a rising deficit and a loss of global competitiveness, Vermonters have good reason to re-elect Sen. Patrick Leahy, D, for another six-year term, and Rep. Peter Welch, D, to his third two-year term. That reason? Both have served the state well with honesty, openness, hard work that has paid off, and political positions that put the common good ahead of special interests.

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Editorial: Voting 'yes' on the amendment

Posted on October 29, 2010 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



On the question of whether to support an amendment to the state constitution to allow some 17-year-old residents to vote in state primaries, the critical question is this: Will it encourage more young Vermonters to vote or not?

The intent of the amendment is to get Vermont’s youth more involved in voting at a slightly earlier age — perhaps when some are in their senior year in high school. The amendment specifically allows for 17-year-old Vermont residents, who will turn 18 before the general election, to vote in the primary.

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As the Vermont election season heats up both in Addison County and across the state, check in on the topics below for candidate profiles, endorsements and news on the races.

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