8:16pm Miro Weinberger has won the election for mayor of Burlington! Congratulations to the mayor-elect…
10:55pm- Time for a little unpacking of the day’s events here in Burlington, Vermont.
*Thank you to Kurt and Wanda for running honorable campaigns.
* From a personal standpoint, thank you very much to the 1,392 people who voted to re-elect me to the school board from Ward Seven. It’s an honor to serve you. I believe I received the
4th 8th highest vote total in the city behind Miro, Kurt and Bernie O’Rourke. Oddly Bernie was the one school board member with an opponent on the ballot and he got more votes than all 6 of the rest of us who were unopposed.
*Thank you Lauren Glenn, Meghan O’Rourke, Nat Ayer, Jess Wilson and everybody at Channel 17 for hosting election HQ tonight, and to Kathryn Flagg, Paula Routly, Tyler Machado, Cathy Resmer, Andy Bromage and the rest of the crew at Seven Days for inviting me to blog with them there.
* Jay Vos, formally of the wonderful local blog “Blazing Indescretions” tells me that Blogger has deleted his entire blog because they mistook it for spam. That is upsetting.
*The school budget passed 5359 to 4490 .
*Council Winners by Ward: 1- Ed Adrian, 2- Max Tracy 3-Rachel Siegel 4-Byran Aubin 5-Chip Mason 6-Karen Paul 7-Paul Decelles Congratulations all.
*The council takes a step to the left. Kurt departs in 4 and is replaced by a Dem. Berezniak departs in 2 and is replaced by the Prog
he Bram beat by 13 14 votes 2 years ago. Paul Decelles, whom I voted for today, got 54 more votes than ge got last time, yet only won by 97 votes, beating Tom Ayres 52.6% to 47.3%. Ayres is likely to run again next year when Vince Dober retires from the council. Ed Adrian envisions a “New New North End” that is solidly Democratic. Is his vision correct?
*Chart and numbers stolen from Seven Days:
Burlington Mayoral Race
7 of 7 wards reporting results.
The winning candidate must receive more than 40% of votes to avoid a runoff.
Miro Weinberger (D) 5801 Kurt Wright (R) 3746 Wanda Hines (I) 498
Burlington City Council Races
Ward 1 Adrian (D) 709 Write-ins 0
Ward 2 Tracy (P) 503 Hammerslough (D) 297 Write-ins 0
Ward 3 Siegel (P) 755 Hurley (D) 440 Ruloff (I) 44 Salese (I) 40 Write-ins 0
Ward 4 Aubin (D) 1095 Kenworthy (R) 974 Write-ins 0
Ward 5 Mason (D) 1177 Daigle (I) 453 Write-ins 0
Ward 6 Paul (I) 1118 Write-ins 0
Ward 7 Decelles (R) 965 Ayres (D) 868 Write-ins 0