City Voter Guide

Welcome to the Montpelier online voter guide! Below you'll find list of candidates and ballot items available to vote for on the CITY BALLOT ONLY (schools, Central Vermont Public Safety, and Career Center not included).

Candidates will appear in the order in which their paperwork was received. If the candidate has submitted a statement, the name will be a link to the statement as submitted. If there have been any "pro" or "con" commentaries submitted in regards to ballot questions, links will be available directly below the text of the question. Candidates will be able to submit statements after they have been confirmed to appear on the ballot.

If you're a candidate and want to submit a statement OR if you'd like to submit a pro-or-con commentary on a ballot item, please send them directly to jodum@montpelier-vt.org as an attachment (or come by he office and drop it off). Candidates' statements (if offered) are linked to their names below.

Note: Candidates are only listed once they have qualified for the ballot. After the filing deadline, candidates appear in the order that they will appear on the ballot.

CANDIDATES  

FOR MAYOR (2 year term)


Jack McCullough



FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 3 (2 year term)


Cary Brown

FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 (2 year term)


Dona Bate

FOR PARKS COMMISSION (5 year term)



FOR CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2 (2 year term)


Sal Alfano

FOR CEMETERY COMMISSION (5 year term)






FOR CITY CLERK (3 year term)


John Odum

Non-city offices (information not provided in this guide):


Montpelier Roxbury School Board: Scott A. Lewins, Mia Moore

Montpelier Roxbury School Board (two 1-year, to complete a 3-year term): Tim Duggan, Thomas "Tim" Favorite, Jake Feldman

Montpelier Roxbury School Clerk: Tammy Legacy

Montpelier Roxbury School Treasurer: Hillary Montgomery

Central Vermont Career Center Board: 

BALLOT QUESTIONS

ARTICLE 4. Shall the voters appropriate the sum of $11,860,353 for the payment of debts and current expenses of the City for carrying out any of the purposes of the Charter, plus payment of all state and county taxes and obligations imposed upon the City by law to finance the fiscal year July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025? (Requested by the City Council)
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ARTICLE 5. Shall the voters of the school district adopt a budget of $32,046,114 which is the amount the school board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year? (Requested by the School Board)
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ARTICLE 6. Shall the voters of the school district appropriate $270,000 necessary to supplement the Capital Reserve Fund in support of the District? (Requested by the School Board)
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ARTICLE 7. Shall the voters appropriate the sum of $4,080 as compensation to the Mayor for services for the fiscal year July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025? (Requested by the City Council)
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ARTICLE 8. Shall the voters appropriate the sum of $12,240 ($2,040 each) as compensation to the Council Members for their services for the fiscal year July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025? (Requested by the City Council)
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ARTICLE 9. Shall the voters appropriate the sum of $9,700 (Chair $1,500; Vice Chair $1,200; others $1,000 each) as compensation to the School Directors for their services for the ensuing fiscal year? (Requested by the School Board)
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ARTICLE 10. Shall the voters authorize the Board of School Directors to hold any audited fund balance as of June 30, 2024 in a reserve (assigned) fund to be expended under the control and direction of the Board of School Directors for the purpose of operating the school? (Requested by the School Board)
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ARTICLE 11. Shall the voters authorize the City to levy a special assessment of $0.0515 per $100 of appraisal value on properties within Montpelier’s Designated Downtown not used entirely for residential purposes? The assessment shall be apportioned according to the listed value of such properties except that the assessment for any property also used for residential purposes shall be reduced by the proportion that heated residential floor space bears to heated floor space for such property. Funds raised by the assessment shall be used to improve the downtown streetscape and to market the downtown. (Requested by the City Council)
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ARTICLE 12. Shall the voters appropriate the sum of $444,070 to be used by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library for the fiscal year July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025? (by petition)
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ARTICLE 13. Shall the City Voters authorize expenditures for Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice in the amount of $23,500? (Requested by the City Council)
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ARTICLE 14. Shall the Charter of the City of Montpelier as amended, be further amended to give the City Council the power to provide by ordinance protections for residential tenants from evictions without “just cause” by adopting and adding a new section 301(b)9? (by petition)
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