• Addison County Legislative Candidate Forums
  • Addison County Candidates for the Vermont House & Senate will be participating in a series of virtual Candidate Forums co-hosted by the Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCOC) and the Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC). Sponsored by the Addison Independent.

    These three candidate forums provide voters with an opportunity to get to know the candidates and their platforms. Register for one, two, or all three of the forums below. 

    Would you like to help develop questions for the candidates that best reflect voters’ priorities? Kindly respond to our survey by September 28 (Middlebury), October 5 (Bristol), and October 12 (Vergennes). Although we will not be able to ask every question or cover every topic, we will do our best to cover as much ground as possible. 

    Unable to attend? Check back after each forum. We will share the recordings on this site.

    You must register to attend each virtual forum. The Zoom link will be sent to you once you register. 

  • "MIDDLEBURY"

    Wednesday, September 30
    6:00 - 8:00 pm

    VIEW THE RECORDING

    State Senate and Addison 1, 2, and Addison-Rutland House Candidates

    Moderated by Don Devost

     

    Candidates

    Chris Bray (D) - State Senate

    Peter Briggs (R) - State Senate

    Jon Christiano (R) - State Senate

    Archie Flower (L) - State Senate

    Ruth Hardy (D) - State Senate

    Thomas A. Hughes (R) - Addison 1

    Robin Scheu (D) - Addison 1

    Amy Sheldon (D) - Addison 1

    Peter Conlon (D) - Addison 2

    Ruth Shattuck Bernstein (D) - Addison-Rutland

    Richard "Sensei" Lenchus (I) - Addison-Rutland

    Terry Norris (I) - Addison-Rutland

  • "BRISTOL"

    Wednesday, October 7, 2020
    6:00 - 8:00 pm

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    State Senate and Addison 4 and 5 House Candidates

    Moderated by Shawn Oxford

     

    Candidates

    Chris Bray (D) - State Senate

    Peter Briggs (R) - State Senate

    Jon Christiano (R) - State Senate

    Archie Flower (L) - State Senate

    Ruth Hardy (D) - State Senate

    Mari Cordes (D) - Addison 4

    Lynn Dike (R) - Addison 4

    Caleb Elder (D) - Addison 4

    Valerie Mullin (R) - Addison 4

    Jubilee McGill (D/P) - Addison 5

    Harvey T. Smith (R) - Addison 5

  • "VERGENNES"

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020
    6:00 - 8:00 pm

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    State Senate and Addison 3 House Candidates

    Moderated by Shawn Oxford

     

    Candidates

    Chris Bray (D) - State Senate

    Peter Briggs (R) - State Senate

    Jon Christiano (R) - State Senate

    Archie Flower (L) - State Senate

    Ruth Hardy (D) - State Senate

    Matt Birong (D) - Addison 3

    Tim Buskey (R) - Addison 3

    Diane Lanpher (D) - Addison 3

    Steve Thurston (R) - Addison 3

  • About Our Moderators

    Don Devost was raised in Middlebury, and has a large extended family in the area. He founded Addison Advisors, now called Marble Trail Advisors, in 2010 with a goal of bringing to clients a level of advice and service previously available only to the very wealthy. Don works with clients providing personalized and comprehensive solutions to achieving their financial goals. He also serves as the firm's Chief Compliance Officer. Before founding Addison Advisors, he worked in senior financial positions at both public and private corporations. Don graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in economics, and earned an MBA in Finance from Cornell University.

    Shawn Oxford is an investment advisor representative and owner of Bristol Financial Services. Shawn has lived in Bristol for 25 years with his wife and three boys. He is very active in the local community. He is a founding member of the Bristol Youth Sports program that helps run the elementary age sports program in Bristol. He serves as Treasurer of Bristol Federated Church. Shawn has previously served as board chair of the Addison County Chamber of Commerce and is currently a member of the Middlebury Rotary Club.

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