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Meet your candidate: Addison-2, Willem Jewett

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Willem Jewett



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HEALTH CARE: Medicare and Medicaid have been providing health care to the elderly and needy for decades. In Vermont, Dr. Dynasaur (Medicaid expansion) has provided health care to all children. These programs are cornerstones in our health care system.

Right now we are in a challenged roll out of Vermont Health Connect; our federal health care exchange. These challenges are largely technical. The exchange has delivered considerable financial relief to many Vermonters.

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Election 2014: Meet your candidates Part 2

Posted on October 23, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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In an effort to help area voters get to know the local candidates for the Legislature and their stands on some important issues, the Addison Independent asked those running for House and Senate to answer a short questionnaire. Last week we featured the responses from candidates in three districts (Middlebury, Vergennes area, Bristol area), and here we run answers from the rest of the Addison County candidates.

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County chamber plans Tuesday candidates forum

Posted on October 6, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County Chamber will be hosting a candidates’ forum Tuesday, Oct. 7, focusing on contested races for the Vermont House of Representatives.

The forum will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Ilsley Library Community Room in Middlebury. Paul Ralston, owner of Vermont Coffee Company and outgoing Vermont state representative, will be moderating the event.

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Corren takes aim at Phil Scott in race for lieutenant governor

Posted on October 2, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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MIDDLEBURY — Some of the state’s political pundits are claiming next month’s General Election ballot provides little chance for upsets or even tight races.

Burlington Progressive Dean Corren wants to prove the pundits wrong. The Middlebury College graduate (class of 1976) is stumping for votes in hopes of unseating incumbent Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, R-Berlin, whom the Addison Independent will also interview for an upcoming issue of the paper.

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Rundown of local legislative candidates

Posted on September 17, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — When voters in Addison County go to the polls for the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4, they will have several contested races for Vermont House seats.

In the past few months the Addison Independent has published profiles of candidates involved in competitive elections. Click on the links below to read about these candidates.

MIDDLEBURY RACE

Democratic candidates for the Addison-1 (Middlebury) House seat:

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Sheldon, Nuovo win Vt. House primary in Middlebury

Posted on August 28, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Democrats Amy Sheldon and Betty Nuovo will continue their respective bids for Middlebury’s two seats in the Vermont House on Nov. 4, thanks to their performances in Addison County’s lone contested legislative primary on Tuesday.

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George, Poole garner most votes in write-in contest for side judge

Posted on August 28, 2014 |
By John Flowers



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ADDISON COUNTY — Lobbying for write-in support on Tuesday were the three candidates for Addison County side judge: Alice George of Middlebury, Mark Smith of Middlebury and Irene Poole of Ripton. No one had filed nomination papers for the county’s two side judge vacancies at the filing deadline in June. So George, Smith and Poole have all decided to lobby for the minimum 50 write-in votes they will need to get on the Nov. 4 ballot.

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Eric Davis: Middlebury House race intriguing

Posted on July 9, 2014 |
By Eric L. Davis



Middlebury’s voters will see a competitive election for the town’s two Vermont House seats, a consequence of Rep. Paul Ralston’s not running for another term.

Three candidates have filed for the Aug. 26 Democratic primary. Rep. Betty Nuovo, who has served in the House from 1981 through 1990, and again from 1997 to the present, will be seeking her 15th term in Montpelier.

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State Sens. Ayer and Bray unopposed for re-election

Posted on June 23, 2014 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY — Incumbent State Sens. Claire Ayer, D-Addison, and Christopher Bray, D-New Haven, are unopposed in their re-election bids for the two Senate seats representing Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore.

That news became clear following the June 12 filing deadline for candidates vying for the Vermont Senate and many other offices.

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