Democratic Town Committee Senate Debate

Last night the Democratic town committees from Shelburne,  Charlotte and South Burlington  hosted a meet and greet type forum for senate Democratic candidates at the cozy Town Tavern in Shelburne.
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All  6 candidates-Michael Sirotkin, Tim Ashe, Ginny Lyons, David Zuckerman, Dawn Ellis, and Phil Baruth-attended and were given 5 minutes for  introductions followed by a spirited Q&A. Topics  included property taxes, health care, marijuana,  universal back ground checks for firearms, death with dignity, budget cuts, campaign finance, child abuse, earned sick days  and more. Michael was able to  explain the importance of careful Statehouse strategy  and grass roots in  passing controversial affirmative legislation, having  successfully advocated for many progressive pieces of legislation over his years in Montpelier. There was definitely good energy in the room as evidenced by the fact that all candidates  and most in the room lingered well beyond the scheduled ending time continuing to talk politics and policy.