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Former City Council member Adam Roof runs for State Senate

City Councilor Adam Roof embraces a supporter at the Democratic election-day party, March 3. Roof lost the election to Jane Stromberg, a member of the Progressive party.

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

July 6, 2020

Three months after losing his Ward 8 City Council seat to newcomer Jane Stromberg, Adam Roof is ready for his next step in politics, campaigning to be Chittenden Country’s State Senator.  Roof was the incumbent for the City Council race, which took place in March, and he acknowledges he has le...

Talking with Jillian Scannell on Town Meeting Day 2020

Talking with Jillian Scannell on Town Meeting Day 2020

Zoe Stern, Stephan Toljan, and David Cabrera

March 5, 2020

Cynic reporters speak with SGA President Jillian Scannell about her City Councilor campaign outside of the Ward 1 polling location on town meeting day.

Progressives sweep Burlington Town Meeting Day 2020

Ward 1 winner Zoraya Hightower stands center with Ward 2 winner Max Tracy right. Hightower unseated Independent Sharon Bushor.

Staff Report

March 4, 2020

The Progressive Party has secured a majority on the Burlington City Council after sweeping elections across the city. In Ward 8, predominantly a student ward, Progressive candidate Jane Stromberg unseated five-year incumbent Adam Roof, a Democrat. Meanwhile, in Ward 1, the other ward that encompasses...

Town Meeting Day: a guide to casting your vote

Town Meeting Day: a guide to casting your vote

Staff Report

March 2, 2020

Today, March 3, is Town Meeting Day in Vermont. Here in Burlington, voters will be electing eight individuals to City Council. Five of the eight city council seats up for a vote are contested. Here's what you need to know to cast your vote: How to vote: 1.) Look up your voter registratio...

Burlington City Council voting guide: Ward 5

Staff Report

March 2, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the candidates running in Ward 5 for Burlington City Council. Nate Lantieri, Ward 5 Nate Lantieri ‘19 is a Proggressive running for Ward 5. Lantieri first became interested in politics while he was working for the city, he said. For Lantieri, one of the big...

Burlington City Council voting guide: Ward 4

Staff Report

March 2, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the candidates running in Ward 4 for Burlington City Council. Sarah Carpenter, Ward 4 Sarah Carpenter is running as a Democrat for Ward 4. She decided to get involved in politics mainly because of her dedication to creating affordable housing. This is h...

Burlington City Council voting guide: Ward 1

Staff Report

March 2, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the candidates running in Ward 1 for Burlington City Council. Ward 1 is one of two wards that represent UVM students. Jillian Scannell, Ward 1 SAWYER LOFTUS/Vermont Cynic Scannell, who is also president of SGA, said that she decided to get involved in government due to her passion for the environment and public service...

Burlington City Council voting guide: Ward 8

Staff Report

March 2, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the candidates running in Ward 8 for Burlington City Council. Ward 8 is one of two wards that represent UVM students. Jane Stromberg, Ward 8 Stephan Toljan/Vermont Cynic Jane Stromberg, who graduated from UVM in 2019, credits her time at UVM with helping her form a view of the outside world. “I realized ...

Burlington City Council voting guide: Ward 2

Staff Report

March 2, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the candidates running in Ward 2 for Burlington City Council. Ryan Nick, Ward 2 City councilor candidate for Ward 2, Ryan Nick, decided to run because he noticed the need for affordable housing and biking accessibility. “Burlington, we have incredible asset...

Wards 1 and 8 candidates debate one last time

Ward 8 candidates Adam Roof and Jane Stromberg and Ward 1 candidates Sharon Bushor, Zoraya Hightower and Jillian Scannell gathered in the Livak Ballroom Feb. 27 for their last debate.

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

March 2, 2020

In the final days before election day, the city council candidates from Wards 1 and 8 gathered at UVM to make their voices heard to potential student voters.  On Feb. 27, Ward 1 candidates Sharon Bushor, Zoraya Hightower and SGA President Jillian Scannell, a senior, and Ward 8 candidates Adam Roof ...

“A gerrymandered student ward.” How Burlington’s Ward 8 got its shape

Left: a map of the wards the city of Burlington used from 1993 until 2015. 
Right: The new wards adopted by the city.

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

February 26, 2020

Five years after the city of Burlington redrew its voting districts, a city councilor who helped make that decision said she’s left with regret. “It felt gross to be a part of it,” said Rachel Siegel, who was a city councilor for Ward 3 at the time. “It was one of the worst experiences of...

Student and alumni race for spots on city council to represent wards one and eight

Student and alumni race for spots on city council to represent wards one and eight

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

January 22, 2020

As the Burlington City Council race heats up, the majority of the candidates running to represent the wards that make up UVM share a deep connection with the University. Four out of the five candidates for the two wards that make up UVM are alumni. Some of the top priorities of the five candidates...

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