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For Anthony, Williams I have cast my ballot for Peter Anthony and Jonathan Williams as Barre City’s representatives to the Vermont House, and I urge all other city voters to do the same. Barre City and Vermont need legislators who care about and look out for all of us, who have an agenda of …

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Vote for Leon With a positive vision for Montpelier’s future, Gene Leon's focus will be on improved infrastructure, community and school safety, affordable housing, responsible budgeting, economic and agricultural development, transportation, energy efficiency, living affordability and prote…

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Support Battah I have called Barre Town my home since 1979. In that time, I have done my best to promote candidates at the local. State and federal level who are committed to representing all citizens, not just the party that is endorsing their candidacy. I look at the political landscape in…

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Vote 'yes' on Article 22 The League of Women Voters of Vermont, a partner of Vermont for Reproductive Liberty Ballot Committee, strongly supports the passage of Article 22 (Prop. 5), guaranteeing reproductive autonomy to Vermonters. The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is hav…

For Battah We would like to encourage our Barre Town neighbors to vote for our friend Melissa Battah to represent Barre Town and Williamstown in the Vermont House. She has the energy, commitment, and thoughtfulness to tackle statewide issues and will bring fresh ideas and dynamic leadership …

For Sarah Copeland Hanzas I support Representative Sarah Copland Hanzas in the upcoming Democratic primary for Vermont’s next Secretary of State. The Division of Professional Regulations (OPR) is under the Office of Secretary of State. A number of years ago I filed a professional conduct com…

For Charity Clark I am proud to support Charity Clark for Vermont’s next Attorney General. Charity has extensive experience and expertise working in the Attorney General’s office, and is a dedicated volunteer, lawyer, and Vermonter. She will advocate for Vermonters’ best interests. In a VPIR…

For Gray I live in Plainfield and have been a lawyer and public defender in Barre for 40 years. I have known Bernie for decades and always loved his passion for social and economic justice. I supported his run for President. I also know Molly Gray and others who have worked with her and ment…

For Benning The Vermont Republican Party has seen better days. The party has seen dropping numbers in the legislature and dropping numbers of candidates willing to run. We need candidates which inspire hope, not fear. We need real Vermont Republican values from our candidates, not flattering…

Supporting Gray Vermonters have an opportunity to elect an uniquely qualified individual to represent us in Congress, a person with a broad set of skills and experiences well matched to the requirements of Washington, D.C. That person is our current lieutenant governor, Molly Gray. Molly gre…

Barre's needs I was recently invited to attend the National Faith Forum in Washington, D.C., this year as one of four representatives from Vermont. This event is being held from Feb. 28 through March 3. Because of this I will not be present on Town Meeting Day. So, why I am choosing to atten…

For Hemmerick I recently returned to live in Barre after three years out of state, and I am so very glad to be back home. I am heartened to see two strong and capable candidates running for mayor. I am voting for Jake Hemmerick. Jake has the vision, know-how, and determination to help Barre …

Supporting Hemmerick I have served with Jake Hemmerick on both Barre City’s Planning Commission and Transportation Advisory Committee. I am in debt to him for the professionalism, expertise, and dedication he has brought to both bodies, and I am proud to have had him represent me on City Cou…

Hemmerick for mayor Jake Hemmerick for Barre City Mayor: Planner and public administrator, leader, capable, transparent, serving all of Barre City; programs and budget for buildings and facilities, equipment and infrastructure, housing. He listens and asks difficult questions. Residents matt…

Free The Times Argus Unshackle our local paper from paid political announcements. Return to the days of yesteryear when all words were free if not always carefully chosen. Heed the cry from the pages of our paper. Freedom now for The Times Argus. Stephen Finner Barre Paid Political Endorsement

Elect Sue Higby Barre is a special place. Its world-famous granite has brought thousands to Barre to live and work, among them some of the finest artists in the world. Art is the lifeblood of Barre and the reason people from all over the world came to make Barre their home and why so many vi…

Reil for Ward 3 Ericka Reil didn’t set out to become a professional disability and housing advocate or a city councilor, but her lived experience as a parent led her to understand the challenges some folks face accessing healthcare, education, resources and opportunities. Ward 3 is fortunate…

For Sue Higby Sue Higby is comfortable drawing attention to her work in Barre City's historic downtown, through the business she runs and her time on City Council and the Civic Auditorium Committee. However, her local pride can obscure the fact that Sue chose Barre City as her home following…

Hemmerick for mayor I was raised in Barre by two divorced police officers. For much of my childhood, one parent lived in Barre City, and the other in Barre Town. Although I’ve moved out of Barre after graduating college, I have an immense amount of love and gratitude for my roots. Our city t…

For Higby I am asking Ward 1 voters to take a close look at this race. Sue Higby served on the council 2017-2019. She was always attentive and focused, and very knowledgeable of the issues. She has a strong commitment to Barre City and excellent ideas for moving the city forward. She has bui…

For Judd My name is Bruce Judd. I wish I still lived in Ward 2 in Barre City so I could vote for my son, Brian. Please, Ward 2 voters, consider voting for him to be your city councilor. Bruce Judd was a longtime Barre resident. Paid Political Endorsement

Good people for Barre Barre voters, there are three excellent candidates who want to help Barre be a safe and prosperous community for everyone. They all are pro-law enforcement, they support the idea that it should be Barre’s decision whether we have a school resource officer, and they supp…

For Waszazak Councilor Waszazak has been true to his promises to us. He has invested much time and effort taking aim at some of our city's issues. We need to keep him on board and working for a healthy recovery for Barre. During my tenure in Barre City council chambers, I witnessed first-han…

For Waszazak Barre well be served well by Teddy Waszazak’s second term as Ward Two city councilor. I appreciate Teddy’s commitment. I admire his energy. I welcome his civility. I respect his work toward Barre’s well-being. I value his time spent creating community. Teddy envisions a healthy …

Supporting Waszazak I’m proud to endorse Teddy Waszazak for a second term on the Barre City Council, representing Ward 2. Teddy is responsive to his constituents. Serving in office is a privilege — we put faith and trust in our elected officials to make important decisions on our behalf — an…

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Supporting Alger Why is Vermont’s rental housing so expensive in relation to income? Why are neighboring states’ economies much better than Vermont’s? Why are Vermont’s taxes near the highest in the country? Why does Vermont rank as the least friendly business state? Why is Vermont the most …

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For Anthony, Walz When I think about who to vote for, it's important to me to have representatives who listen to me with respect and are responsive to my concerns. For that reason, I have been deeply impressed with both Tommy Walz and Peter Anthony in their capacity as Representatives for Ba…

For Walz and Anthony Please join me in voting for Tommy Walz and Peter Anthony for the Vermont House. They reach out personally. They show up. They speak up. They make sure Barre City has a clear, strong, and resolute voice in the legislature. With so much uncertainty ahead for all of us and…

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For Walz, Anthony I have known Tommy Walz and Peter Anthony since I first moved to Barre. They were there to welcome a young couple that was excited to move into this community and get involved. They also understand what it is that attracts young families like ours to move here: good wages, …

Supporting Demrow Carl Demrow used his knowledge of the people who live and work within his district to push the ACT 250 board to include language advocating for forest producers. In doing so he advocated for the livelihood of many local citizens, intrinsically tied to the woods, through wor…

Vote for Walz, Anthony Why I am casting my vote for Tommy Walz and Peter Anthony. In my mind, Tommy Walz and Peter Anthony are community-focused as well as politicians, looking out for everyone’s interest in Barre, volunteering and taking part in different organizations and boards. Not only …

Supporting Tim Ashe I grew up one of seven kids in a working-class family in Vermont. I support Tim Ashe because of his devotion to making life better for ordinary Vermonters. I met Tim when we started working for Bernie Sanders in 1999. Being part of Bernie’s vision in a small way has been …

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