Democratic State House Candidates’ Forum in Thetford Vermont
Full House – Standing Room Only
I’m not a “reporter.” At least not in the traditional sense of the word. Although, I do like going to events and sharing my impressions.
My impressions from last night’s Democratic State House Candidates’ Forum at the Thetford Center Community Building was that people are getting involved in local and state politics. Maybe more than ever.
When I pulled up there were few parking spaces left. That’s always a good sign. As I entered the building, most of the seats were filled and organizers Sherry Merrick and Deecie Dennison were bringing out more chairs.In attendance were the four candidates for the two seats available in Montpelier.
Candidates in attendance were Tim Briglin and Jim Masland from Thetford, Jill Michaels from South Strafford and Irv Thomae from Norwich. All four Democratic primary
candidates are running for the Windsor-Orange two seats.
Deecie Dennison moderated the forum which was sponsored by the Thetford Democratic Committee.
Candidate bios were read and short statements were made by each.
Lot’s of questions about energy
Attendees wrote questions on 3×5 cards and they started out with a question about wind development. Apparently there were several questions about energy and the second question was about the state’s goal to run on 90% renewable energy by 2050 and whether or not the candidates had the political will to make that happen. (I’m putting together the answers and will update this post with them shortly.)
Did you attend the event? I hope you’ll share your perspective in the comments below.
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