This election cycle, the Chittenden County State’s Attorney election has taken on more attention as residents of the region themselves debate issues of public safety and crime.
During this virtual candidate forum moderated by Stewart Ledbetter of MyNBC5 and co-hosted by the Lake Champlain Chamber, the Burlington Business Association, the South Burlington Business Association, and the Vermont Retail and Grocers Association, we heard from the incumbent Sarah George and the candidate challenging in the upcoming primary election, Ted Kenney.
Both these candidates are on the democratic ballot for the primary election day, August 9th, however, early voting is underway, so you can vote any time between now and then. Since there is no Republican running for this office, the primary election between these two candidates will serve as the de facto election for the Chittenden County State’s Attorney which has a unique (for Vermont) four-year term length. This contest is located on the backside of the ballot, so be sure you turn it over.
During this hour-long forum, candidates for Chittenden County State’s Attorney debate their vision for how this office can further criminal justice reform. The candidates speak on issues ranging from retail theft restitution to their positions on Safe Injection Facilities.
Check back later for more reactions and analysis from the cohosts.