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Max Tracy
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Vermont voters will choose local races in communities across the state on Town Meeting Day, March 3rd.  In Burlington, several candidates have already announced their plans to run for mayor. Two people are seeking the Progressive Party nomination.  Ward 3 City Councilor Brian Pine officially announced his campaign earlier this month, while City Council President Max Tracy is also seeking the Progressive nod. Tracy tells WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley the city of Burlington needs to move in a different direction.

Joan Shannon
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Vermont’s Town Meeting Day is Tuesday and local elections will be held across the state. In the state’s largest city, a number of candidates are running for four open seats on the Burlington City Council.  In the city’s South District, incumbent Democrat Joan Shannon has served on the council since 2003.  She tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley she likes being able to make a difference in the city.

Richard Deane
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There are four city council seats up for election in Burlington on Town Meeting Day on Tuesday.   The Democrat running in the city’s East District race is incumbent Richard Deane. An architect by trade, he tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley he has deep roots in his community and wants to continue to address key issues facing the city.

Ericka Bundy Redic
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Vermont’s Town Meeting Day is one week away. A number of candidates are running for the four open seats on the Burlington City Council.  In the city’s North District, the incumbent unexpectedly withdrew in January, resulting in two independents and a Democrat vying for the seat.  Ericka Bundy Redic is one of the independent candidates.  She tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley she is running to sharpen the council’s focus on economic development.

East District Progressive candidate Jack Hanson
Jack Hanson for East District City Council/Facebook

Town Meeting Day in Vermont is coming up in less than two weeks, and a number of candidates are running for the four open seats for the Burlington City Council.  Two candidates seek the East District seat, the incumbent and progressive challenger Jack Hanson.  A community organizer and jazz musician, Hanson identified affordability and climate change as key issues when he announced his campaign.  He tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley he’s been following politics for a while and believes things can be done better especially at the local level.

Jared Carter
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There are four city council seats up for election in Burlington on Town Meeting Day next month.  The Democrat running in the Central City district race is an attorney who leads the Vermont Community Law Center and teaches at the Vermont Law School.  Jared Carter tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that economic justice issues are key to his “Burlington Leads” platform.

Paco DeFrancis
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Town Meeting Day is coming up soon in Vermont, and a number of candidates are running for the four open seats for the Burlington City Council.  Financial analyst Paco DeFrancis is a native Vermonter who moved to Burlington about three years ago after he graduated from college. The Independent candidate tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley he’s running because he’s seen too many of his peers leave Burlington.

Perri Freeman
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Town Meeting Day is coming up soon in Vermont, and it will mean changes for the Burlington City Council. During the January 6th Burlington Progressive caucus, candidates were chosen to run in the four ward races.  For 19 years incumbent, Jane Knodell has been the Central District’s Progressive city councilor.  But at the caucus, party members opted to instead endorse Perri Freeman on an 85 to 55 vote. Freeman tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley her grassroots environmental and labor rights organizing would cross over to work on the city council.

Carina Driscoll
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The Vermont Progressive Party in Burlington is endorsing the stepdaughter of Senator Bernie Sanders in the race for mayor.