Both the Republican and Democratic parties have enough candidates to generate a primary race for the six-seat Chittenden County state Senate district. The Republican primary, however, just got a little less competitive.
Candidate Darren Adams enlisted in the Marines yesterday and the 31-year-old rescue squad chief from Milton won't be actively campaigning for the primary. His name will still be on the ballot, but that leaves six candidates interested in the six seats for the November general election.
Adams said he had to seek a waiver to enlist at his ripe old age of 31, but he regretted not going into the military when he was younger, and said the time is right for him now. He starts boot camp in the fall, and has enlisted for four years.
- Terri Hallenbeck