Which Watchdog?

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Posted on August 6, 2010 in News

Seven Days

By Ken Picard [08.04.10]

When Randy Brock was campaigning for election as auditor of accounts, he tried to educate voters about the office he wound up winning in 2004 — one of five constitutionally mandated offices elected statewide in Vermont. “The job of the auditor,” Brock quipped, “is to protect you from the other four.”

But who watches the watchdog, especially if he shows signs of distemper?

Currently, three major-party candidates are vying for the job: two-term incumbent Tom Salmon, who’s unopposed in the Republican primary; and challengers Ed Flanagan and Doug Hoffer, who will square off in the August 24 Democratic primary. Michael Bayer of the Progressive Party, Michael Dimotsis of the Working Families Party and Jerry Levy of the Liberty Union Party are also on the ballot, though none of the three is considered a serious contender.

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