The Vermont House Republicans on Election Day lost the ability to sustain a veto by Gov. Phil Scott.
In the Bennington 4 House district, Democrats Kathleen James and Rep. Cynthia Browning won election from the two-seat district, while Rep. Brian Keefe, a Republican, fell short in his first bid for re-election, according to unofficial results.
With more than 274,000 votes cast, Vermonters overwhelmingly re-elected Phil Scott to serve another term as governor, choosing the governor’s message of affordability over national buzz about gender identity.
Vermont’s well-known incumbents who represent the state in the nation’s capital easily defeated their lesser-known conservative challengers Tuesday night.
As vote tallies continued to come in late into the night, Vermont’s House Democrats appear to lead GOP 88-38 in House seats, with 20 seats still in play.
Three Republicans, two libertarians and an independent are making their final push to unseat Chittenden County’s six liberal incumbent senators and bring back balance to the Statehouse.
Republican John Steinman of Barre City sees an opportunity to win in the Washington-3 House district, which could help strengthen the GOP’s ability to sustain vetoes if Phil Scott remains governor.
The race for the Bennington-4 district’s two chairs in the Vermont House of Representatives is down to its last days before voters decide on Tuesday, which candidates will get them.
A lieutenant governor debate Thursday gave voters a final chance to decide who they want to be second-in-command in Vermont for the next two years.
Act 250, Vermont’s land-use law, may not be strong enough to control development, suggests an Oct. 26 report to the Legislature’s Commission on Act 250: the Next 50 Years.
“The science behind vaccines is sound, I think vaccines do good for our communities, my daughter is vaccinated. But it’s a question of whether government should be forcing that onto individuals, which is different than a scientific question,” he said.