FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Progressive Party Statement on Burlington City Progressive Caucus
Burlington, VTOn Sunday evening, over fifty Burlington Progressives gathered at the East Avenue Co-housing to endorse candidates for the 2014 Town Meeting Day election. In addition to endorsing candidates, those gathered heard about March ballot items, redistricting, Moran Plant redevelopment, and more from currently elected Burlington Progressive City Councilors Vince Brennan, Jane Knodell, Rachel Siegel, and Max Tracy.
Burlington Progressives then broke into Ward Caucuses to discuss and vote on endorsements. The Ward 1 Caucus endorsed Selene Colburn for City Council andEmma Rosenzweig for Inspector of Elections. The Ward 2 Caucus endorsed Max Tracyfor City Council and Wendy Coe for Ward Clerk. The Ward 3 Caucus endorsed Rachel Siegel for City Council.
Burlington City Progressive Party Chair Kyle Silliman-Smith had this to say:
“Progressives in Burlington are excited and ready to once again expand our numbers on the Burlington City Council this March. Councilors Max Tracy in Ward 2 and Rachel Siegelin Ward 3, along with Ward 1 Council candidate Selene Colburn, received the overwhelming support of their Ward Caucuses tonight because they truly represent the values of the Progressive Party and of the people of Burlington. Clearly the future is bright for both the party and the city with such great candidates to represent us.”