As we told you yesterday, Rep. Michele Kupersmith, a Democrat from South Burlington, who is on the ballot to run for re-election, will be stepping down. Today, we have some more details.
There is no write-in campaign to replace Kupersmith in today's primary election. The replacement candidate will be nominated after the primary.
She has taken a job in career placement at Vermont Law School, her alma mater. The trek to South Royalton doesn't leave room for serving in the Legislature in Montpelier.
I would guess this was no easy decision for Kupersmith. She was big on issues related to workforce development and proud of her work in helping to shape the Next Generation scholarships to include workforce development.
In other election doings:
- Sam Young, independent candidate for governor from the Kingdom, has sent a mailing to some Vermont households urging people to write his name in on the Republican line in today's primary.
"In the spirit of Fred Tuttle, a fifth-generation Vermonter challenges a fat-cat
- A group called Chittenden County for Good Government sent a mailing urging voters to select a certain set of Chittenden County Democrats for Senate.
They are Rep. Denise Barnard, Williston resident Tim Palmer, and incumbent Sens. Ed Flanagan, Ginny Lyons, Doug Racine and Hinda Miller.
In one place, the card spells Flanagan's name as Flangan. The group snubs Democratic candidates Dennis McMahon, Sean Starfighter and Tim Ashe. Ashe is the Progressive city councilor from Burlington who is running for Senate as a Dem, and in the process irking a number of Dems.
- Terri Hallenbeck