Candidates for Washington County Senate Share Their Views

The Bridge invited all seven candidates for three Washington County Senate seats to respond to our candidate questionnaire on issues facing the legislature in the 2019-2020 biennium. There is one open seat this term because Sen. Francis Brooks of Montpelier did not seek re-election. Incumbents seeking re-election are Sens. Ann Cummings and Anthony Pollina. Here […]

10 Questions for the Candidates for Barre and Northfield

compiled by Mike Dunphy With primary season already upon us, the residents of Central Vermont are once more given the opportunity to make real difference in their communities by voting. Many candidates in Barre, Berlin, and Northfield are running unopposed but several Democrats are in races to make the ballot in November. In Northfield, four […]

Meet New Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman

Meet New Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman

by Nat Frothingham MONTPELIER — In the two months or so since Jan. 5, when he was sworn in as Vermont’s newest lieutenant governor, The Bridge has been in touch with David Zuckerman three times. Just as the 2017 legislative session was getting underway, Zuckerman talked with The Bridge by phone and listed — in […]

New In The House:  Checking In With New Washington-5 Rep Kimberly Jessup

New In The House: Checking In With New Washington-5 Rep Kimberly Jessup

by Carla Occaso Rep. Kimberly Jessup, D-Middlesex, came out on top of a five way race to replace former Washington-5 Rep. Tony Klein of East Montpelier. Jessup works at the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges. Jessup holds a bachelor’s degree in development studies from University of California, Berkeley and a Master’s of international affairs from […]

Locally-Grown Gov. Phil Scott Settles into the ‘People’s House’

Locally-Grown Gov. Phil Scott Settles into the ‘People’s House’

by Carla Occaso MONTPELIER — Newly inaugurated Republican Governor Phil Scott, 58, of Barre, became the 82nd governor of Vermont on Thursday, Jan. 5. And just five days later, still in the midst of setting up his new administration, Scott met with The Bridge in his ceremonial office in the State House. The building was […]

Vermont Press Assocation Debate: Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Economy, Environment

by Abby LeDoux COLCHESTER — Candidates for Vermont’s top political office squared off Oct. 23 in a 90-minute debate that focused heavily on the economy, environment and education. Republican Phil Scott of Berlin and Democrat Sue Minter of Waterbury both participated in the Vermont Press Association’s Debate Sunday at St. Michael’s College in Colchester. Liberty […]

Attorney General Candidates Make Opiate Fight A Priority

by Courtney Lamdin COLCHESTER — The two major party candidates for Vermont’s next attorney general faced off at the Vermont Press Association’s debate last Sunday afternoon, drawing out their differences but also finding some common ground, particularly with the state’s opioid crisis. Democrat TJ Donovan of South Burlington and Republican Deb Bucknam of Walden debated […]

Lt. Governor Candidates Talk EB-5, Marijuana

by Michaela Halnon COLCHESTER —  The stakes were high as the major party candidates for Vermont’s next lieutenant governor squared off during “Debate Sunday” sponsored by the Vermont Press Association Oct. 23, with just two weeks until Election Day. Republican Randy Brock of Swanton and Progressive/Democrat David Zuckerman of Hinesburg remained unruffled throughout, despite laying […]

Washington 3 Candidate Q&A

by Carla Occaso Washington 3 House Candidates (Barre City), challenger Karen Lauzon, a Republican, and Incumbent Rep. Tom Walz, a Democrat, offer their answers to questions by The Bridge, in order of receipt. Barre Representative Tom Walz Airs Issues The Bridge: What is the best way to improve our economy? Tom Walz: The best way […]

Donahue Initiates 2016 Re-Election Campaign

NORTHFIELD — Incumbent Representative Anne Donahue, R-Northfield-Berlin, has announced initiation of her campaign for re-election as representative for the Washington-1 House district. “I am grateful and humbled by the strong support of my constituents in the primary election,” she said. Donahue, 60, said that she was committed to continuing her record of hard work and […]