Posts tagged: Progressive Party of Vermont

Mar 12 2013

Vermont Progressives Increase Representation on Burlington City Council

Source: Ballot Access News

Burlington, Vermont, held a partisan city election on March 5. Each of the seven wards elected a city council member. Progressives were elected in Wards Two and Three; Democrats in Wards Four, Five, Six, and Seven; and an independent was re-elected in Ward One.

Each ward has two city council members, and each member is elected for two years. The Read more »

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Dec 24 2012

Four Minor Party Statewide Candidates in 2012 Carried Counties in Partisan Races

Source: Ballot Access News

Four minor party nominees in 2012 partisan statewide races carried counties. In Vermont, Cassandra Gekas, Progressive Party member-nominee for Lieutenant Governor, carried Bennington and Windham Counties. Vermont has fourteen counties. The Democratic Party had cross-endorsed Gekas, but she appeared on the ballot as “Progressive, Democrat”, indicating she considered herself a member of the Progressive Party. Vermont does not have registration by party, so the only official way a fusion Read more »

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Sep 22 2012

Vermont Progressive Party Primary Required a Recount and a Lawsuit to Determine Winner for Governor

Source: Ballot Access News

The Vermont Progressive Party is entitled to its own primary. At the August 28 primary, the party’s state chair, Martha Abbott, filed to run for Governor. Hers was the only name on the Progressive Party primary ballot. She let it be known that if she were nominated, she would withdraw from the general election, because the Progressive Party leadership wanted to have no Progressive nominee on the ballot for Governor, so as to assist the Democratic incumbent who is running for re-election. Read more »

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May 25 2012

Progressive Party of Vermont Organizing Slate of Candidates for 2012

Source: Independent Political Report

The Progressive Party of Vermont is arguably one of the most successful state-level third parties in the United States, having elected multiple State Senators, State Representatives, etc. Now, the Progressive Party of Vermont is organizing its slate of candidates, especially statewide candidates, for 2012.

On the topic of Progressives, party Chairwoman Martha Abbott of Underhill said she’ll Read more »

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May 09 2012

Vermont Progressive Party Profiled by In These Times

Source: Independent Political Report

In These Times has published a rather lengthy profile of the Progressive Party of Vermont which is overwhelmingly positive. The profile covers the party’s origins, multiple election and legislative victories, and the party’s strength in particular areas.

One state where left-leaning voters do have greater choice today – and their own political voice – is Vermont. Thanks to several decades of persistent organizing, the Read more »

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Feb 13 2012

In race for Burlington, VT mayor without a Progressive Party nominee, third parties and independents still play large role

Source: Independent Political Report

On VTDigger.org, Greg Guma takes a look at how people and groups ranging from outright independents to Vermont’s independent, democratic socialist, close-with-the-Progressive-Party Senator Bernie Sanders to a former Green Party candidate are playing a role in the race for Burlington mayor. It’s the first time since 1991 that the Progressives haven’t fielded a candidate, yet the city continues, in a sense, to function Read more »

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Dec 10 2011

Bob Kiss Won’t Run For Re-Election As Mayor, Might Run for State Senate

Source: Independent Political Report

Bob Kiss is the outgoing Mayor of Burlington, Vermont, and one of the most well-known elected officials and members of the Progressive Party of Vermont. Kiss is reportedly not going to seek another term as Mayor of Burlington according to this article:

Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss will not seek re-election to a third term.The Read more »

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Dec 08 2011

Independents and Third Parties Move Against Corporate Personhood in VT

Source: Independent Political Report

Corporate personhood is an issue that is not much discussed at major party debates and does not present itself in the platforms of either the Republicans or Democrats. However, amongst many third party activists and candidates, corporate personhood is a headlining issue. This article highlights how the issue has become an important one in Vermont with many third party figures and Read more »

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