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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.

Jane Knodell at a Burlington City Council meeting
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Burlington City Councilor Jane Knodell has spent 20 years representing the city’s Central District as a Progressive.  But on January 6th the Progressive caucus decided to nominate newcomer Perri Freeman, a 27-year-old community organizer. Knodell is now running as an independent to try to keep her seat on the council. She tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley a couple factors led to her decision.