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Endorsements

General Election Endorsements

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England Action Committee, a nonpartisan, non-profit advocacy and political organization connected to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.

The Sierra Club – Vermont Chapter, an organization committed to environmental protection and conservation, social justice policies, renewable energy sources, and environmental education.

The Burlington Free Press, a Burlington-based newspaper.

The Bennington Banner, a southern Vermont newspaper.

Rutland Herald, a newspaper located in Rutland.

Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, a newspaper based out of Washington County.

Addison Independent, an Addison County newspaper.

Primary Endorsements

The Vermont Police Association, with over 850 members, including local, state, and federal law enforcement personnel.

• Former Governor Howard Dean, governor of Vermont from 1991 – 2003. He served as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 2005 – 2009, and served as Lieutenant Governor of Vermont from 1987 – 1991.

• Former Governor Madeleine Kunin, elected in 1985, first female governor of Vermont. Governor Kunin also served as Ambassador to Switzerland and Deputy Secretary of Education in the Clinton administration.

Senator Claire Ayer, elected to the Senate in 2003, represents Addison County and is Chair of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee. Senator Ayer previously served as Majority Whip of the Vermont Senate

Senator Sara Kittell, first elected to the Senate in 1994, represents Franklin County and is Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture.

Senator Robert Hartwell, first elected to the Senate in 2006, represents Bennington County and is Chair of the Senate Committee on Institutions.

Senator Harold Giard, first elected to the Senate in 2004, represents Addison County and is Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture.

• Former Chittenden County State’s Attorney Francis X. Murray, serving from 1974-1977.

• Former Chittenden County State’s Attorney Mark Keller, serving from 1979-1983.

• Former Chittenden County State’s Attorney Scot Kline, serving from 1992-1997.

• Former Chittenden County State’s Attorney Lauren Bowerman, serving from 1997-2001.

• Former Chittenden County State’s Attorney Bob Simpson, serving from 2001-2006.

• Former Burlington Police Chief/public safety commissioner Tom Tremblay.

• Former public safety commissioner A. James Walton.

• Retired state police Col. James Sinclair.

• Retired state police Major James Dimmick.

• Retired state police Major Nick Ruggerio.

• Former University of Vermont Police Chief Gary Margolis.

 Former Burlington deputy chief Steve Wark.

 Former Burlington deputy chief John Sonnick.

 

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