Mark your calendars. Cancel your vacation. The first gubernatorial debate will be held July 20 -- before the list of potential candidates is even final. (Candidates from major parties have until July 21 to file petitions)
Jim Douglas, the Republican incumbent, and challengers Gaye Symington
, Democrat, Anthony Pollina
, Progressive, will face off at 5:30 p.m. at the Lareau
Farm in Waitsfield
The Vermont Natural Resources Council, American Flatbread
Co. and Vermont Localvores
will sponsor the debate, which is open to the public. David Moats, editorial page editor of the Rutland
Herald, will be the moderator.
Obviously, based on the sponsors, the focus of this debate will be the environment, energy, food and farming.
The candidates are apparently going to stick around after the debate for a supper and music by a jazz trio. Get the details here.
--- Nancy Remsen