elections

10/15/2020
This election cycle, I plan to vote for Jubilee McGill for the Vermont House seat to represent the towns of Bridport, New Haven, and Weybridge. Here’s why: Jubilee’s opponent is Harvey Smith, my current state representative. He has shown this session that he is no friend of our climate. He voted against the Global Warming Solutions Act in the Vermont house, a bill that was passed in spite of him, Governor Scott, and his Republican colleagues in the Legislature. Vermont farmers are hurting because of unpredictable changing weather patterns — record rainfall last year and record dry spells this...
10/15/2020
Ruth Shattuck Berstein is running to represent you — and everyone in Benson, Orwell, Shoreham, and Whiting — in the Vermont House of Representatives. Ruth has a long history of being active in the community and speaking up even when her voice is in the minority. Ruth was born and raised in Vermont and is raising her three children in Shoreham. Her life experiences, as well as her work in local schools, libraries, and social service agencies give Ruth a deep understanding of the strengths of our communities as well as the challenges we face.  With a focus on outreach and involvement, Ruth...

CHRIS BRAY
10/08/2020
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...

HARVEY SMITH
10/08/2020
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...

TERRY NORRIS
10/08/2020
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...
10/08/2020
Gov. Phil Scott has long run on a campaign pledge to “make Vermont affordable.” Scott Milne, a Republican running for lieutenant governor, is campaigning as Gov. Scott’s sidekick to get “Vermont back to work.” But has Gov. Scott been able to keep his pledge, and is Milne’s campaign mantra anything more than a feel-good campaign slogan? Seven Day’s Paul Heintz penned a worthy story in this week’s issue (posted online Oct. 7) that looks Gov. Scott’s record on making the state more affordable, and while he doesn’t encompass the lieutenant governor’s race, many of the same issues hold true there...
10/08/2020
Sen. Patrick Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican, announced on Monday that he will not be a candidate for re-election when his term ends in 2022. He also stated that he will not be a candidate for governor of Pennsylvania in 2022. Toomey said one of the reasons he made the announcement more than two years in advance was to give other Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and governor time to organize their campaigns. In recent election cycles, U.S. senators not running for re-election have typically announced their plans to retire, or to seek another office, between 18 and 24 months before...
10/08/2020
First, Joe Biden is a corrupt career politician (47 years) with no record of achievement, questionable behavior and finances and very possibly entering dementia. He is not mentally capable of being president of anything, much less the greatest nation in history. This is a contest between the establishment swamp — the “ruling elite” — and the rest of us. How many people reading this letter are career politicians, Capitol Hill staffers, Federal bureaucrats, lobbyists or “beltway bandits?” None, I’ll bet. Yet many will vote for Biden and the establishment he would shill for because Trump is “...
10/08/2020
Jubilee McGill is running for the Vermont House in New Haven, Weybridge and Bridport. I will be voting for Jubilee and I urge voters in our three towns to also vote for Jubilee in November. Jubilee will bring her energy to the work of the legislature, using her own uplifting story to inform legislative efforts to create more affordable housing, policies to stem the tide of climate change and highlight the national quest for racial justice. The spirit of cooperation she helped engender in the early days of the pandemic, helping residents of Addison County weather the challenges posed by the...
10/08/2020
I serve alongside Chris Bray in the Vermont State Senate, and it is my sincerest hope that he will be re-elected. Addison County voters would be hard pressed to find anyone to serve who will be more dedicated or more committed to finding positive outcomes for regular Vermonters. As the chair of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, Bray has been a champion of water quality, clean energy, and protecting Vermonters from toxic chemical exposure. He’s a watchdog for all of us on these extremely important issues. Bray puts in long hours to study every angle and to consider a range of...

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