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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 ...

A Closer Look – Ward 8

A Closer Look - Ward 8

Jacob Goodwin, Multimedia Reporter

February 28, 2020

What's up with the borders of Ward 8 in Burlington? Here's an interview with Cynic news reporter Lilly Page about her article on the subject.

“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...

Women, run for local election

Women, run for local election

Emily Johnston

February 12, 2020

America’s governance needs more women in politics and more people representing younger generations. In 2018, Vermont had the second highest number of female legislators in the country with 39.4%, according to a 2019 Center for American Women in Politics study. In Burlington, five out of 12 city council mem...

SGA senator selected to represent students and Burlington residents

SGA senator Hannah King, a sophomore, participates in an SGA meeting, Nov. 19. King now sits on the Ward 8 steering committee.

Zoe Stern, Cynic News Reporter

December 4, 2019

An SGA senator will now represent both UVM students and other Burlingtontonians as a member of the Ward 8 Steering Committee.  Sophomore Hannah King, senator on the Committee on Legislative and Community Affairs, was the second elected member from Ward 8. “Each ward has their own Neighborhood ...

Let us make Ward 8 progressive again

Let us make Ward 8 progressive again

Chris Harrell

November 14, 2019

If you’re a progressive-minded individual, it can be hard at times to live peacefully in the Democratic Party. Yes, the party is home to beacons of change and justice like U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal. But it can be hard to face the massive influence of t...

Student runs for seat in City Council election

Student runs for seat in City Council election

Lee Hughes and Emma Jarnagin

March 5, 2018

In his campaign for Ward 8 councilman, UVM junior JF Carter Neubieser has broken University rules. Neubieser missed a Feb. 23 debate to attend student racial justice protests. He also campaigned in residence halls, he said, which is against University policy. Neubieser, Ward 8 school board candida...

Students, residents express concerns

Alexandra Shannon

November 3, 2015

Tension remains between student and permanent residents in Burlington, which was a significant issue during this year’s Burlington city council elections, residents say. Noise is one of the largest sources of conflict between students and permanent residents. “A lot of times, it’s not party no...

Who will represent you?

Jacob Holzman

February 10, 2015

Noise pollution, deadbeat landlords, affordable housing — students must soon choose who will be their voice on these issues and more in Burlington.In the East District, senior Carmen Scoles (D) is facing off against current Ward 1 City Councilor Selene Colburn (P).In the Ward 8 race, Brock Gibian (D)...

Your town, your vote

February 3, 2015

Over the next four weeks, the race for city council will be on.This is no ordinary city council election, though. The creation of a new, student-majority district gives us a unique chance to elect new representatives for the first time in university and city history.In many ways, a city councilor elect...

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