Facing An Audit

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Posted on July 12, 2010 in News

By John P. Gregg, Valley News Political Editor • July 8, 2010

An Associated Press story that ran in a number of papers covering Vermont, including the Valley News on Tuesday, described a “colorful” race for state auditor between incumbent Tom Salmon, now a Republican, and state Sen. Ed Flanagan, D-Burlington.

Unfortunately, the story neglected to give the full palette. Another Democrat, who is more likely than Flanagan to win the primary, is also in the race.

That would be Burlington resident Doug Hoffer, a self-employed policy analyst who was chairman of the Burlington Electric Commission for five years, authored a Vermont Job Gap Study, has consulted for the Legislature and State Treasurer’s Office, and has blogged in the past on the Progressive Party Web site.

More to the point, Hoffer also has been endorsed by the AFL-CIO and the Vermont State Employees Association, and would clearly make a stronger general-election candidate than Flanagan. (Full disclosure: Hoffer was in my graduating class in college, but we didn’t know each other).

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