Statewide, Fed. Races See Landslides

There were few surprises on the statewide and federal stages Tuesday as incumbents and favorites mostly won landslide victories. The sole exception was the much-anticipated race for lieutenant governor, which saw an open seat as single-term incumbent Molly Gray threw her hat in the ring for an unsuccessful U.S. House bid in the Democratic primary. That vacuum brought two competitive […]

Incumbants Keep Seats In Uncontested W.R. Valley Races

While the area’s contested races rightly received lots of attention leading up to Tuesday’s election, there are plenty of offices throughout the White River Valley that returned incumbents to office with no challengers. These uncontested races included four local house seats. In the Windsor-Orange-1 district, which serves Royalton and Tunbridge, Rep. John O’Brien, a Tunbridge Democrat saw no opponent and […]

State Senate Incumbents Winners in Valley Towns

The three valley towns of Rochester, Hancock, and Granville were added to the Addison State Senate District in the most recent reapportionment process, and five candidates ran for that seat in the State Senate. Results from the November 8 voting show incumbents Ruth Hardy and Christopher Bray as the overall winners in those three towns. • Rochester: Ruth Hardy, Democrat, […]

Increased Numbers of Voters Cast Ballots in Vershire

The Midterm voting season ended on Tuesday, November 8 with Election Day. Vershire polls were open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., and at least in the 9-11 a.m. period, when your correspondent was volunteering as ballot clerk, things were busy, especially given the fact that many people mailed ballots in ahead of time. The job of ballot clerk is not as […]

Incumbents Hang Onto Seats in Orange-Wash.-Addison

‘Referendum on Decency’ Favored Democrats

Democratic incumbents Jay Hooper and Larry Satcowitz will retain their seats in the Vermont House of Representatives. Hooper and Satcowitz won by large margins over a pair of Republican challengers, Wayne Townsend and Jackie Klar, for the two Orange-Washington-Addison House seats. The final, unofficial, vote tallies from the Vermont Secretary of State’s office showed Hooper leading all candidates with 2,644 […]

Constitutional Amendments Sail Through

Candidates weren’t the only consideration for voters on Tuesday. Also on the ballot were questions about two proposals to amend the Vermont Constitution: one to iron out language in the national first abolition of slavery and one aimed at enshrining abortion rights. According to data from the Vermont Secretary of State’s office, both measures overwhelmingly passed muster with Vermont voters. […]

Graham Wins Reëlection, Demrow Bests Lefebvre

In a the newly split Orange 1 and Orange-3 (which made up a single, two-seat district until this election), voters split their ballots, sending incumbent Rodney Graham back to Montpelier on the Orange-3 side, and replacing incumbent Samantha Lefebvre with former representative, Carl Demrow in Orange-1. Graham, a staunch Republican, cruised into his fourth term, easily winning over Democratic challenger […]

Democrats Sweep Windsor Senate Seats

With six candidates and three Windsor District Senate seats up for election, Democratic trio Alison Clarkson, Richard McCormack and Rebbecca White swept the field Tuesday. Incumbent Clarkson returns to the Vermont State Senate with 17,027 votes at 6.64% of the vote. A Woodstock residents, she’ll assume office echoing 2020’s senate race, where she also claimed the majority of votes. White […]

Masland Wins Seat, Joined by Holcombe

A pair of Democrats easily won the two seats in the Windsor-Orange 2 district of the Vermont House of Representatives. Former Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe led all four candidates with 3,921 votes, followed by incumbent Jim Masland, who received 3,817 votes. Republican challengers Bill Huff and Matt Stralka finished with 885 and 618 votes respectively. The seat represents […]

Mailed Ballots Seemed To Play Small Roll in Turnout

Election 2022

Clerks saw high voter turnout during the 2018 mid-term election and with Vermont’s universal mailed ballot law in place, many observers expected to see even stronger participation, but that doesn’t play out in the numbers recorded Tuesday. Turnout in most towns was about even, dropping in some and rising in others. Brookfield saw the strongest rise in turnout, jumping by […]

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