Candidate filings show who’s running, who’s leaving

June 1, 2016; Jasper Craven; VT Digger

The lineup of party candidates in races across the state is essentially complete, with more than 300 people having submitted the necessary paperwork and signatures to the secretary of state’s office.

Roughly a third of the registered candidates are Republicans and two-thirds Democrats. Vermonters go to the polls for the primaries Aug. 9.

Candidates had to file their paperwork last week, but town clerks had until this week to forward it to the secretary of state’s office. One candidate was granted a filing extension.

Four candidates have registered as Progressives, including Boots Wardinski for lieutenant governor. Three Progressives are running for the House: Robert Millar, of Winooski, Daniel Nadeau, of Highgate, and Dottye Ricks, of Barre Town.

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