(The following was originally published in the Burlington Free Press.)
MONTPELIER – Progressive Dean Corren did indeed win the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, with 3,874 votes over Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, who received 1,895, final primary election results released Tuesday SHOW.
The results came Tuesday after members of three major political parties joined Secretary of State Jim Condos in certifying results of the Aug. 26 primary. Write-in totals had been unavailable until then.
The newly released numbers also clarify that Libertarian Dan Feliciano received 2,093 write-in votes for the Republican nomination for governor. That put him far behind Republican Scott Milne, who received 11,486, or about 72 percent of the vote. Steve Berry totaled 1,106 votes and Emily Peyton had 1,060. Democratic incumbent Peter Shumlin also received 108 votes in the Republican primary.
(The following was originally published in The Republic.)
MONTPELIER, Vermont — Dean Corren looks in good shape to pick up both the Progressive Party and Democratic nominations for lieutenant governor in the Vermont primary.
The former state representative from Burlington is running unopposed on the Progressive ballot and as a write-in candidate in a Democratic primary that has no other declared candidates.
(Dean Corren is the Progressive Party candidate for Lt. Gov. of Vermont. The following was originally published in Seven Days.)
The first Vermont political candidate in a decade to secure public financing says he thinks all state elections should be funded by taxpayers.
Standing in front of Burlington’s iconic “Democracy” statue Thursday afternoon, Progressive lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Dean Corren argued that public election financing is the only way to reduce the influence of money in politics.
“Let me make my position clear: Big money is the opposite of free speech,” he said. “And when it dominates our elections, it is the opposite of democracy.”