In a statement just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, Deputy Secretary of State Chris Winters announced that he had conceded earlier that morning.
That’s according to the latest batch of fundraising reports filed Aug. 1 with the Secretary of State’s Office. The reports cover raising and spending for state candidates and political action committees for the month of July.
Although they share a similar set of basic values, the three Democrats have sought to distinguish themselves by emphasizing their backgrounds and priorities.
New disclosures provide a timely glimpse at the financial picture for statewide and legislative candidates — as well as for the coalition of organizations working to secure passage of Vermont’s Reproductive Liberty Amendment.
“Molly was extraordinarily brave in coming off the sidelines very early in the midst of the pension fight,” VSEA Executive Director Steve Howard said.
Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, D-Bradford, Deputy Secretary of State Chris Winters and Montpelier City Clerk John Odum shared similar political values but found room to carve out distinctions.
The June 7 forum will feature Rep. Sarah Copeland Hanzas, Montpelier City Clerk John Odum and Deputy Secretary of State Chris Winters.
Thursday was the deadline for Vermont political hopefuls to file their primary candidacy petitions with the Secretary of State’s Office.
The state will have at least four new leaders in top executive roles come January, at least one new member of Congress and dozens of new state legislators.
After a decade overseeing elections at the local level, Odum, 54, said he’d like to scale up his grassroots experience statewide. A former IT specialist for campaigns who is also a certified ethical hacker, Odum said he also brings a uniquely informed perspective to the conversation around election security.
March 13-19 is national Sunshine Week, focusing on the importance of government transparency in a democracy.
Winters, who has worked at the office for 25 years, announced his run on Thursday, pitching his candidacy as a continuation of the work he’s been doing for years.
Transparency and honesty are the antidote to misinformation and outright lies, and are one way we will be able to restore faith in our democratic process.
A Senate bill would let online-only news websites run paid legal notices, a concept print newspapers throughout the state object to.