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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

“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...

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...

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