County voters follow broader trends

ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County voters turned out in record numbers on Tuesday to follow statewide trends in endorsing presidential candidate Joe Biden, Gov. Phil Scott and Lt. Gov.-elect Molly Gray. Addison County’s turnout was 78.15%, according to the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office. With one town left to report on Wednesday morning, Vermonters had cast 358,261 ballots on Nov. 3, which equates to a 70.1% statewide turnout. While a record in the number of votes cast, during the election of 2008 (when P … (read more)

Silberman prevails in high bailiff race

ADDISON COUNTY — Middlebury Democrat Dave Silberman breezed to victory in the race for Addison County High Bailiff, a contest that turned out to be one of Addison County’s most active and expensive clashes on Nov. 3. With the small community of Whiting ye … (read more)

Hardy, Bray picked again for Vt. Senate

ADDISON COUNTY — Incumbent Democratic state Sens. Ruth Hardy and Christopher Bray easily won re-election on Tuesday to the senatorial district that includes Addison County, Huntington and Buel’s Gore. Hardy, a Middlebury resident, topped the five-person f … (read more)

Addison-3 incumbents reelected

VERGENNES — Addison-3 Reps. Diane Lanpher and Matt Birong, both D-Vergennes, cruised to re-election on Tuesday over two GOP challengers.  Lanpher won her seventh term to the Vermont House of Representatives, while Birong will return to Montpelier for his … (read more)

Bristol-area Reps. Elder and Cordes keep seats

ADDISON COUNTY — Incumbents Caleb Elder (D-Starksboro) and Mari Cordes (D-Lincoln) on Tuesday won re-election to their Vermont House seats in the Addison-4 district, which comprises Bristol, Lincoln, Monkton and Starksboro. Of the 11,343 votes cast, Elder … (read more)

Jerome, Shaw reelected to Vt. House

BRANDON/PITTSFORD/SUDBURY — Incumbent state Reps. Stephanie Jerome and Butch Shaw won re-election to their House seats in three-way race Tuesday, setting the stage for another two years serving Brandon, Pittsford and Sudbury. Jerome, a Democrat from Brand … (read more)

Terry Norris reelected in Addison-Rutland

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 n … (read more)

Middlebury stays with Sheldon, Scheu

MIDDLEBURY — Incumbent Addison-1 Reps. Amy Sheldon and Robin Scheu, both Democrats, easily won re-election on Tuesday in the two-seat House district that encompasses Middlebury. Sheldon — a natural resource planner who chairs the House Natural Resources, … (read more)

Harvey Smith returns to House

ADDISON-5 — Longtime incumbent Rep. Harvey Smith said he was surprised that his margin of victory in the Addison-5 House race wasn’t closer. Smith, a New Haven Republican, defeated Bridport Democrat and first-time candidate Jubilee McGill, 1,331-1,127, fo … (read more)

Conlon to serve a third term

ADDISON-2 — Incumbent Rep. Peter Conlon, D-Cornwall on Tuesday easily won reelection to a third term representing the Addison-2 Vermont House seat that represents Cornwall, Salisbury, Leicester, Ripton, Goshen and Hancock. Conlon, the only candidate on th … (read more)