Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: Be wary of candidates who are running as a ‘block’

The recent oversight in the town of Addison’s election process, failure to remember selectmen’s terms, was unfortunate. However, if I read the Vermont statute correctly, the selectman… “serves until a successor is elected.”

On another topic, I was pleased to see so many people interested and running for the three open seats on the board. It certainly shows that we have some dedicated neighbors who care deeply about our community. I am dismayed, however, that three of the candidates have formed a “block” and are advertising and running as a group. It is our responsibility as citizens and voters to vote for the “individuals” most qualified, not the block of three who could, if elected as a block, control the decisions of the board. A “representative democracy” depends on a diversity of opinion, the ability to hear and discuss issues, and a connection with constituents. Let’s vote for the individuals who can best lead our town.

Tim Buskey

Addison

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