MIDDLEBURY — Incumbent Addison-1 Reps. Amy Sheldon and Robin Scheu, both Democrats, easily won re-election on Tuesday in the two-seat House district that encompasses Middlebury. Sheldon — a natural resource planner who chairs the House Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife Committee — was the top vote-getter in the three-person race, earning 3,137 tallies. She’s been an Addison-1 representative since 2015. Scheu, a member of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee, placed second, with 2,874 votes. Scheu most recently worked as executive director of the Addison County Economic...

MIDDLEBURY — After a six-year hiatus, Middlebury Republican Tom Hughes is back on the ballot in his attempt to win one of two seats representing Addison County’s shire town in the Vermont House. Hughes, 64, is the lone challenger on the 2020 ballot for the Addison-1 race, which also features incumbent Democratic Reps. Robin Scheu and Amy Sheldon. He realizes Middlebury is about as “blue” as a Vermont legislative district can get, and acknowledges he hasn’t been actively campaigning. But Hughes believes every race should be contested for the good of democracy. “I want to give the voters an...

ADDISON COUNTY — Incumbent state senators and representatives in Addison County will run for re-election Nov. 3, and challengers have stepped up to make sure there will be competition in five of the county’s six House districts. The Independent is publishing a series of legislative candidate Q&As, grouped by contest. We asked each candidate the same six questions and offered them space for additional comment.  In Addison-1, which represents the town of Middlebury, three candidates are running for two seats: incumbent Robin Scheu (D), Amy Sheldon (D) and Tom Hughes (R). After considering,...

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