copyright the Chronicle July 6, 2016
by Joseph Gresser
IRASBURG — What choice do Vermont’s voters have in charting a course for the state’s future? With not only the Governor’s chair open this fall, but also vacancies in other statewide offices and legislative leadership positions, the question is far from idle speculation.
Four of the five candidates seeking a major party gubernatorial nomination in the August 9 Primary election offered their answers on a variety of major issues when they faced off in front of an audience of over 200 here on June 29.
Republicans Bruce Lisman and Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott each made a case that he would be the best choice to head their party’s ticket. Former state Senators Matt Dunne and Peter Galbraith contended for the Democratic nod.
Former Agency of Transportation Secretary Sue Minter, who also is vying for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, had a scheduling conflict that kept her from attending, according to a campaign spokesman.
The Progressive Party, also considered a major party, has not put forward a candidate for Governor…To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subscribe:
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