May 9, 2016
Secretary of State Jim Condos Submits 2016 Election Nominating Petition
Shows Broad Statewide Support
Montpelier – Secretary of State Jim Condos submitted his 2016 Election Nominating Petition to run for re-election to the statewide seat for Vermont Secretary of State.
Secretary Condos’ petition shows broad support from across Vermont with signatures from all 14 counties in Vermont representing more than 125 cities and towns. Condos said his petition has well over the required number of 500 signatures for a statewide office.
“I am pleased to have such broad support from Democrats, Progressives, Republicans and Independents across the state,” said Secretary Condos. “My focus on bringing this office forward with successful IT solutions has set us up to provide efficient, good government solutions for the future.”
Condos has upgraded the Secretary of State‘s office with a new modern website providing more information to the public than ever. He also has led the successful replacement/upgrades for the Agency’s website, including the Divisions of Corporations, Professional Licensing, and Elections.
Condos is especially proud of the improvements to the Elections division – new statewide voter checklist, On Line Voter Registration, improved Overseas & Military Voter reach, Election Day Registration and Automatic Voter Registration. These enhancements will improve the integrity of our elections process.
Secretary Condos will continue to strive for good government solutions that improve efficiency and provides excellent customer service. His focus on transparency and accountability remains a pillar of his agenda.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Christina Amestoy, VDP Communications Director
VDP Statement on Donald Trump Becoming the Presumptive GOP Nominee
May 4, 2016
Montpelier, VT Today, Donald Trump became the presumptive GOP presidential nominee following the suspension of both Gov. John Kasich and Senator Ted Cruz’s campaigns. Vermont Democratic Party’s spokesperson, Christina Amestoy, responded to the news:
“The gravity of what is at stake in November has never been clearer than it is today. The Republican Party has all but officially nominated a man for president who has created a campaign out of fear and hatred,” said Ms. Amestoy. “Donald Trump may have been the punchline of late night comedy in the past, but his candidacy is no longer a joke. His blatant disregard for civil liberties, his promotion of violence, and his horrifying language directed at women and minorities cannot be taken lightly and must be stopped.”
“By supporting Donald Trump, the Republican Party has put forward yet another candidate who failed to support American workers, rejects paid sick days and an increase in the minimum wage, supports ending a woman’s right to choose, and is endangering America’s relationships with vital allies around the world,” Ms. Amestoy continued. “In contrast, Democrats will stand together to support our working families, protect our environment, promote a safer world, and ensure equality for all Americans. The choice will be clear and I have faith in the voters that these values will triumph in the end.”
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