As you read in today's Free Press
, Sen. Ed Flanagan will not be criminally charged for his behavior at the YMCA earlier this year.
The prosecutor said he would not be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Flanagan was aware of what he was doing. He said he believes Flanagan's head injuries from a car accident might have been responsible for Flanagan’s conduct.
Flanagan, meanwhile, said he will decide after next year's legislative session which office he will seek in 2010. There seemed to be no question to the Democrat from Burlington that he would seek one - either running for re-election to the Senate or for lieutenant governor, as he had planned to do before the Y incident came to light.
What's your take on this? Should Flanagan complete the second year of his two-year term in the Senate? Should he run for re-election? For lt. gov., a slot that seems to have a dearth of Democratic candidates?
- Terri Hallenbeck
Labels: Ed Flanagan, vermont politics, Vermont Senate