Legislative Candidates Forum Videos

Almost 200 Addison County Residents recently attended legislative forums sponsored by the Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) and the Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCoC) in Vergennes, Middlebury and Bristol. The Addison County Independent was the media sponsor.

Videos were recorded by Middlebury Community Television (MCTV) and Northeast Addison Television (NEAT).

Vergennes Forum

Addison 3 Forum

This forum took place at Vergennes Union High School (VUHS) and was attended by over 60 people. Along with the Senate candidates, Addison 3 house candidates Matt Birong, Diane Lanpher and Warren VanWyck made presentations. Questions focused primarily around health care costs and tax issues. View the entire forum at MCTV.

Middlebury Forum

Addison 1, 2 & Addison/Rutland 1 Forum

This forum was held at Middlebury Union High School (MUHS) and was attended by over 70 people. House candidates included Peter Conlon, Terry Norris, Robin Scheu, Amy Sheldon and Barbara Wilson. The main questions focused on health care costs and taxes as well. This forum can be viewed at MCTV.

Bristol Forum

 Addison 4 & 5 Forum

 This forum was hosted at Mount Abraham Union High School (MAUHS) and was attended by over 60 people. House candidates included Fred Baser, Mari Cordes, Caleb Elder, Valerie Mullin and Harvey Smith. In addition to health care and taxes, there was also a discussion about carbon tax and guns. This forum can be viewed at NEAT.


Senate Candidates

 The Senate candidates also attended all 3 forums. In attendance were Marie Audet, Chris Bray, Peter Briggs, Archie Flower, Ruth Hardy and Paul Ralston. Their answers are included in the three forum recordings linked above, and you can also read more about their views in the Addison Independent or on their website.