• Burlington mayor will not seek re-election
    By
     | December 01,2011
     

    BURLINGTON — Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss is not seeking re-election.

    The Progressive mayor made the announcement Wednesday morning on WVMT radio. He said the decision was a personal one.

    Kiss has been criticized for the financial problems facing the municipally owned telecom provider, Burlington Telecom.

    He told WVMT that his years in office have been a success story, citing the national praise Burlington receives for its quality of life.

    The mayoral race is already heating up.

    Democrats will meet a second time Dec. 11 to pick a nominee after the first caucus ended with a tie vote between state Sen. Tim Ashe and developer Miro Weinberger. Republican city councilor and state Rep. Kurt Wright is also in the race.

    MORE IN Vermont News
    We are getting reports concerning deer and moose on paved roads around the state. Full Story
    The Shumlin administration and legislative leaders are questioning aspects of a renewable energy... Full Story
    More Articles
      RELATED NEWS
    • Israel OKs new settlement construction
      JERUSALEM — Israel approved the construction of 3,000 homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, a government official said...
  •  
     
    • MEDIA GALLERY 
    • VIDEOS
    • PHOTOS