SHOREHAM — Incumbent Rep. Terry Norris, I-Shoreham, has won re-election to his Vermont House seat in the Addison-Rutland district, which comprises Benson, Orwell, Shoreham and Whiting. “I’m happy with the results, obviously,” Norris said Wednesday. “You never know how an election will go.” Norris’s win was part of a county-wide sweep of incumbent legislative candidates — nine in the House and two in the Senate. Norris is the only Independent among them. “Given the COVID restrictions on meeting people and communicating, campaigning was a difficult process,” Norris said. “I kept a low profile,...

SHOREHAM — Shoreham Democrat Ruth Shattuck Bernstein always knew she’d eventually run for the Vermont House. But the timing never seemed right. Three young children to raise, bills to pay. She filed her political quest under “some day.” Well, “some day” is here, and it arrived based on several unanticipated events, according to Bernstein. They include the potential closure of Shoreham Elementary School, ongoing erosion of the state’s farming industry, and, most recently, a decision by fellow Shoreham Democrat Barb Wilson to withdraw from the race to represent the Addison-Rutland district,...

BENSON — At age 76, Richard “Sensei” Lenchus could probably still flatten most men half his age. He’s earned more martial arts awards and titles than just about anyone. But Lenchus, who these days is a professional architect, is now involved in a different kind of clash — in the political arena. And this time he won’t be scored on the number of blows or takedowns he lands. His judges on Nov. 3 will be voters in the Addison-Rutland House district, which Lenchus hopes to represent in Montpelier for the next two years. He’s in a three-person race that includes incumbent Rep. Terry Norris, I-...

ADDISON COUNTY — All of Addison County’s incumbent state senators and representatives will run for re-election Nov. 3, and many challengers have stepped up to make sure there will be competition for the two state Senate seats representing Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore, as well as in five of the county’s six House districts. As part of our election coverage, 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. For a list of the questions, see the Q...

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