Republican Chris Roy of Williston announced this morning that his candidacy for secretary of state is no longer exploratory, but is for real.
He also announced he has the endorsement of his former neighbor, Martha Rainville, who will serve as an honorary chair of his campaign. Rainville, former Vermont adjutant general and unsuccessful candidate for U.S. House, won't presumably be able to vote for Roy, however, as last we heard she was down D.C. way.
The Barre native and lawyer has a new campaign Web site: www.roy4sos.com.
He is among those who are presuming that Democrat Deb Markowitz won't be running for re-election. She is exploring a campaign for governor in 2010.
Charles Merriman, a Middlesex lawyer, is running for the office as a Democrat.
- Terri Hallenbeck
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