BRISTOL — Bristol Republican Lynn Dike has once again jumped into the political arena during a presidential election year.
In 2016, she ran for one of the two state Senate seats representing Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore. She failed to make the cut, but is hoping to write a different ending as a candidate for one of two Vermont House seats representing Addison-4, the district that includes Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro.
“I want (voters) to have a choice,” Dike said during a recent phone interview. “Right now, conservatives have no voice in Montpelier.”
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...
SHOREHAM — Barbara Wilson of Shoreham last week withdrew from the race for the Vermont House seat that represents her town plus Orwell, Whiting and Benson.
“It is with great regret and sadness that I have had to make the difficult decision to suspend my candidacy for Addison-Rutland House Representative,” Wilson said in a July 28 press release. “This is due to recently being diagnosed and starting treatment for prolonged exposure to Lyme Disease.”
Wilson said the chronic neurological symptoms and joint pain resulting from the disease make it difficult for her to effectively run for office at...
We first met Mari when she was canvasing our neighborhood during her first run for the legislature and immediately formed a bond because of our mutual and passionate concerns for the environment and social justice. Right from the beginning Mari impressed, even amazed us, with her background, her vocation, her energy, and her work for the common good.
Graduating with a degree in Natural Resources, Management and Policy, she has applied that experience to her advocacy for the environment and mitigation of the impacts of climate change. This last summer she traversed the state advocating for...