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 NewsWe are getting reports concerning deer and moose on paved roads around the state. Full Story
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