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Lt. Governor Candidate Dean Corren Interviewed on Chittenden County Democrats Show

Lt. Gov. candidate Dean Corren, who received both the Progressive and Democratic nominations in the August primary election, the latter through a write-in campaign, was interviewed on the Chittenden County Democrats Show by State Representative Mike Yantachka.  Corren spoke of his background and experience as well as of the objectives he hopes to work for as Lt. Governor.  The half-hour interview featuring questions called in by viewers can be seen here.
This show was recorded on September 29, 2014.
The Chittenden County Democrats Show is a call-in program that is regularly produced by CCTV Channel 17 public access television Live at 5:25 on the first Monday of each month. The show is hosted by Bob Hooper of Burlington and Representative Mike Yantachka of Charlotte.

Meet your State Rep!

Two-way communication with constituents is essential for a legislator to represent them well. Along with conducting my door-to-door campaign throughout Charlotte, I will also be available at Spear's Store in East Charlotte on Tuesday mornings and at the Old Brick Store on Ferry Road on Thursday mornings from 7:30 until 9:00 AM between now and the election on November 4th. Stop by if you would like to chat, or you can give me a call at 425-3960.

For more about my work in the legislature as well as my goals, go to my campaign page.

Yantachka Endorses Cafferty for Sheriff

I would like to take this opportunity to endorse Ed Cafferty for the position of Chittenden County Sheriff

I have known Ed for many years.  He is an honest and straightforward person, a respected member of the Vermont State Police and an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at Community College of Vermont.  His credentials make him well qualified for the position.

But qualifications are not everything.  Ed has a vision of what the Sheriff's department can be beyond what it is today. The department is responsible for transport of prisoners, for courthouse security, for traffic control and, when contracted by municipalities, for police services.  Ed proposes to expand those responsibilities by actively working with other police agencies in illegal drug enforcement and prevention, creating a Community Advisement Committee, and instituting safe home and business programs.  Also important in my opinion is his strong support for universal background checks for all gun sales, an issue that I also hope to address in the upcoming legislative session.

So, I encourage you to vote for Ed in the Democratic Primary election on August 26th.  If you will not be available to go to the polls then, you can vote by absentee ballot anytime between now and the election by contacting our Town Clerk.  You can find more information about Ed at his website: caffertyforsheriff.blogspot.com.