Aug. 19, 2010Staff report
Williston voters will have options for several Vermont seats on the ballot at the Tuesday, Aug. 24 primary elections. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Williston Armory.
Numerous races feature contests between candidates vying for their party’s nomination to run in the general election, set for Nov. 2.
In local races, Democrats will choose six nominees to run for Chittenden County seats in the Vermont Senate. Seven candidates are vying for the six nominations: Tim Ashe of Burlington, Philip Baruth of Burlington, Sally Fox of South Burlington, Frank “Guyer” Geier of South Burlington, Virginia “Ginny” Lyons of Williston, Hinda Miller of Burlington and Andy Montroll of Burlington.
The other contested local race involves the Chittenden County assistant judge positions. Four Democrats — Charles Delaney of Burlington, Richard Durham of South Burlington, Maurice Mahoney of South Burlington and Connie Cain Ramsey of Burlington — are running for two seats.
At the statewide level, incumbent Patrick Leahy of Montpelier and challenger Daniel Freilich of Wilmington are running as Democratic candidates for a U.S. Senate seat.
Paul Beaudry of Swanton, John Mitchell of Rutland and Keith Stern of Springfield are up for the Republican nomination for representative to Congress.
The governor’s race features five Democrats seeking the party nomination: Susan Bartlett of Hyde Park, Matt Dunne of Hartland, Deb Markowitz of Montpelier, Doug Racine of Richmond and Peter Shumlin of Putney.
Christopher Bray of New Haven and Steve Howard of Rutland are running for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. Marjorie Power of Montpelier and Boots Wardinski of Newbury are running for the Progressive nomination, and Phil Scott of Berlin and Mark Snelling of Starksboro for the Republican nomination.
Two Democrats — Jim Condos of Montpelier and Charles Merriman of Middlesex — and two Republicans — Jason Gibbs of Duxbury and Chris Roy of Williston — are running for the secretary of state position.
Edward Flanagan and Doug Hoffer, both Democrats from Burlington, are running for auditor of accounts.