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Friday, December 18, 2015

Transitioning to New Management

This website/blog has been inactive for the last 5 years.  New management will be assuming control in the next couple of weeks and will post a notice when that has happened.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Senator Peter Shumlin on Chittenden County Democrats Show

County Chairman Jake Perkinson kicked off the new year by interviewing Vermont Senate Pro-Tem Peter Shumlin on the Chittenden County Democrats Show on January 4th.  Senator Shumlin and Perkinson discussed the direction the new legislative session would be taking as well as Senator Shumlin's candidacy for Governor.

You can watch this program on Channel 17/ Town Meeting Television, on Comcast Cable and Burlington Telecom systems at the following times:
1 Monday January 4, 5:25 PM
2 Wednesday January 6, 7:00 PM
3 Saturday January 9, 5:05 PM
4 Monday January 11, 3:30 PM
5 Tuesday January 12, 6:10 AM
6 Tuesday January 12, 12:10 PM
7 Monday January 18, 3:30 PM
8 Monday January 25, 3:30 PM

You may also watch the program on-line by clicking here:

LCATV and VCAM also rebroadcast Chittenden County Democrats shows at regular times. See their schedules for those times.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Secretary of State Deb Markowitz on Chittenden County Democrats Show

An interview with Vermont Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Deb Markowitz was recorded on December 3, 2009.  Former County Chair, Mike Yantachka, hosted the half-hour interview.  The topics of discussion ranged from Sec. Markowitz's work for the past 11 years in her current office to her positions on economic development, Vermont Yankee's relicensing, environmental concerns, agriculture, and other issues.

You can watch this program on Channel 17/ Town Meeting Television, on Comcast Cable and Burlington Telecom systems at the following times:
  1. Saturday January 2, 6:45 PM
  2. Monday January 4, 5:40 AM
  3. Monday January 4, 11:40 AM
You may also watch the program on-line by clicking here:

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Chittenden County Democrats Show Viewing Times - Party Leadership Turnover and Other Issues

Senator Ginny Lyons and newly elected Chittenden County Democratic Party Chair, Jake Perkinson, co-hosted the Chittenden County Democrats Show at the CCTV studio on November 2nd. They discussed Vermont Yankee, Health Care and other issues legislators will be tackling this session. Jake also talked about some initiatives he is planning for the Chittenden Dems as he takes over from outgoing Chair Mike Yantachka, who will be running for the Vermont Senate in 2010.

The program will be rebroadcast at the following times by CCTV:
Thursday November 5, 7:00 PM
Monday November 9, 3:30 PM
Monday November 16, 3:30 PM
Monday November 23, 3:30 PM
Monday November 30, 3:30 PM.

The program can also be streamed online at
LCATV and VCAM also rebroadcast Chittenden County Democrats shows at regular times. See their schedules for those times.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Chittenden County Democratic Committee Reorganizes

The Chittenden County Democratic Committee convened on October 20th to reorganize as required by Vermont law. Chairman Mike Yantachka called the meeting to order shortly after 7 PM with more than 70 delegates present. The first order of business was the election of officers beginning with a new Chairperson. Jake Perkinson was nominated by Milton Town Chair Reg Godin. With no other nominations for the position, Jake was unanimously elected, whereupon, Mike Yantachka turned the meeting over to him.

The two positions related to representation on the State Democratic Committee were contested. Selene Hofer-Shall and Robyn McGuire were both nominated for the position of State Committeewoman, and Ed Adrian and Robert Hooper were both nominated for the position of State Committeeman. Hofer-Shall and Hooper won those elections by secret ballot.

The other officer positions were not contested and were filled by Vice-Chair Bob Hooper, Secretary Robyn McGuire, Treasurer Jesse Bridges, and Assistant Treasurer David Cain. Mary Sullivan, Marcella Chiarello and Joanna Cole were elected Alternate Delegates to the State Committee, also without opposition.

Following the election of officers, outgoing treasurer Ken Brown gave his final financial report and offered his help in transitioning the duties of Treasurer to Bridges.

In acknowledgement of the early start to the 2010 campaigns, Perkinson invited declared candidates for county offices to introduce themselves to the Committee. Philip Baruth, Ralph Montefusco, Andy Montroll and Mike Yantachka each spoke as candidates for the Vermont Senate, and Charles Delaney spoke as a candidate for Assistant Judge. Chittenden County Senator Doug Racine, candidate for Governor, was also invited to address the Committee. All candidates were limited to two minutes.

During the meeting several door prizes were raffled off as a fund-raiser. The raffle netted $130 for the treasury. The meeting was adjourned just after 8 PM.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Correction: Chittenden County Democratic Reorganization Meeting - October 20, 2009

The biennial reorganization meeting of the Chittenden County Democratic Committee will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, 7:00 PM, at the South Burlington High School cafeteria, Dorset Street, South Burlington.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  1. Election of Officers
  2. Report of the outgoing Treasurer
  3. Introduction of declared candidates for county and statewide office
  4. Other business

The meeting is open to all, but only County Committee Delegates will be eligible to vote on matters before the Committee. An Alternate Delegate from a town may vote if a Delegate from that town is not present. Each town will have no more voting delegates than the number of delegates allocated to that town. Non-delegates will have observational privileges only.

Nominations for all officer positions will be open from the floor. Candidates may nominate themselves or have someone else nominate them.
Several persons have announced their intention to run for a position:
Chair - Jake Perkinson
Vice-Chair - Bob Hooper (incumbent)
State Committeewoman - Marcella Chiarello (incumbent)
Alternate State Committee Delegates - Mary Sullivan and Joanna Cole (incumbents)

The offices of Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, State Committeeman, and a third Alternate State Committee Delegate are open. Anyone interested in running for any of these offices can contact me ahead of the meeting.

In order to improve the state of our treasury, several door prizes donated by current officers will be raffled during the meeting. Tickets will be sold at the door.


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Shelburne Gubernatorial Forum Postponed

The South Burlington and Shelburne Democratic Committees, has issued the following announcement today, September 30th:

Due to unforseen circumstances, the Democratic Governor Candidates Forum scheduled for Thursday, October 1, in Shelburne, has been postponed to a later date. Please keep your eyes peeled for the rescheduled date.