With Vermont’s Town Meeting Day less than two weeks away, we are excited to announce our full slate of 2021 RAD-endorsed candidates for local elected offices across the state!
In addition to our early-endorsed candidates, who are active RAD members, leaders, and champions of our principles and priorities, our membership voted to endorse 16 candidates based on their responses to a questionnaire outlining how their platforms align with racial, economic, and education justice, and more. This year’s endorsed candidates have all committed to joining RAD in our Vermont Renews vision for a jobs guarantee, zero-carbon economy, and inclusive and accountable government.
Without further ado, meet the candidates!
Barbara Wilson, School Board, Addison Central School District**
Tina Cook, Bennington Select Board**
Kienan Christianson, Burlington City Council, North District**
Brenda Churchill, Bakersfield Select Board**
Matthew LeFluer, Alburgh Select Board and School Board
Jo Sabel Courtney, Stowe Select Board**
Alexandra (Allie) Breyer, Brandon Select Board
Teddy Waszazak, Barre City Council, Ward 2**
Julia Dalphin, Hartford Select Board (not pictured)
** indicates the candidate received an early endorsement. To qualify for early endorsement from RAD, candidates must meet at least one of the following criteria: 1.) a current and active member of RAD, 2.) previously endorsed by RAD for the same office; or 3.) worked closely with RAD and RAD’s vision while in office.
Our endorsement process is a core part of our Movement Politics work, through which we are training and supporting a new generation of leaders running for office and building political power at every level of government. We look forward to seeing many of these candidates win seats and bring the values and vision of this movement into their work as city councilors, select board members, school board members, and more!