Voters in South Burlington's 3-7 House district can be forgiven is they don't know who is running. The candidate list has been a bit of a revolving door.
Incumbent Democrat Michele Kupersmith
had planned to run for re-election back in July. She filed her petition. Then she got a job that didn't lend itself to her taking half a year off to be in Montpelier. It was too late to take her name off the primary ballot. So on Sept. 9, voters could vote for her. On Sept. 10 she withdrew and a local Democratic committee nominated Frank Geier
. That's the name that will be in the Democratic slot in November.
No Republican candidate filed a petition to run in July, but former legislator Frank Mazur
let it be known that his name could be written in on primary day. It was, but then he withdrew. He has too many other irons in the fire to go back to the Legislature, he said.
Meanwhile Sheldon Katz
decided to run as an independent and filed the necessary paperwork on Sept. 12. He's on the ballot.
Republicans considered nominating a candidate to replace Mazur
, but decided instead to support Katz
, said Rob Roper, Republican state committee chairman.
So voters, your candidates are Katz
-- Nancy Remsen