I met many wonderful people throughout the campaign. Some who thanked me for bringing real issues to the debate, and some others who said I was a breath of fresh air. I want to thank those people who I talked to and voted for me. Unfortunately our momentum came a little too late in the race.
I knew going into this race that it would not be easy. I was up against a well funded incumbent. but I believed that it is important to have a Libertarian candidate in the race. There was a lot of positives of the campaign, including new volunteers.
I want to thank the many volunteers including Heavenly and Jeremy Ryan, Jakob Mcelwain, Roy Collette, Sean Selby, and Oliver Scotch who put in many hours of dedicated hard work. Also thanks to the other volunteers, all of your dedications were very important to this campaign. I also want to thank the Vermont Libertarian Party for their generous donation. without it, our message would not have reached so many Burlington voters.
I also want to thank the media for covering our campaign. Channel 3 and reporter Alex Apple, Channel 5 and reporters Robyn Estabrook and Rachel Karcz, Channel 22/44 and reporters Kristen Tripodi and Mike Curkov, Joel Baird at the Burlington Free Press, and thanks to Miro, Steve, and Greg for running good campaigns.
Thank you also the owner and staff of Junior’s pizza downtown for the pizza and hospitality for our campaign on election night.
As I take the time to figure out the future, I believe that no matter what we need to keep the momentum up.
Thank you everyone.
2015 Burlington Vermont Libertarian Mayoral Candidate
Thanks to my dedicated volunteers & also to WCAX Channel 3’s Alex Apple for joining us at our signwave yesterday evening in the 8° wind chill & snow! Story below if you missed it:
I’ll be at several wards throughout Burlington Town Meeting Day today, here is my schedule:
- Ward 5 from 7 – 9:30 am
- Ward 1 from 11am – 1 pm
- Ward 3 from 1 – 3pm
- Ward 7 from 3 – 5pm
- Ward 4 from 5 – 7pm
At 7:30pm our campaign will meetup for results at Junior’s downtown, 176 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401 · (802) 862-1234
Thanks to Arts Riot for hosting the last Burlington Mayor forum of 2015 on Friday!
Thanks also to WPTZ News Channel 5’s Rachel Karcz for covering the event!
If you missed the event, here is the Channel 5 news story:
Channel 5’s Robyn Estabrook also caught up with me on Burlington South End campaign trail yesterday, here’s the story:
If I missed you yesterday, and you would like more information, feel free to email me: email@example.com
My thanks to WCAX Channel 3 reporter Alex Apple for meeting with me yesterday on the Church street campaign trail.
Below is the two minute twenty-seven second candidate profile that was aired on the WCAX Channel 3 six o’clock news this evening:
WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-
If you have a question, feel free to contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to WVNY 22 and Fox 44 for the interview this morning, it was a great experience, and always glad to chat with fellow Blackhawks fans, like Mike.
After the WVNY 22 and Fox 44 interview, I made a morning stop at the Dunkin Donuts on Pearl Street, hoping to meet with fellow Burlington voters. Sat down and recorded my responses to the proposed ballot questions 3 to 8.
Here is a transcript of Loyal’s answers:
- Ballot item 3: Use of Burlington credit for public improvements in downtown
My answer to that is no. I do not want to mortgage our future, I believe we already have the funds available currently in city hall.
- Ballot item 4: Charter Change concerning reserve funds
I would vote no on that, as I believe the department heads should work within their budget, and the creation of a slush fund is unnecessary.
- Ballot item 5: Allow non citizens of Burlington to serve on city board or department heads
Yes. I believe the mayor should hire the best qualified person.
- Ballot item 6: Allow non US Citizens right to vote
Yes. As a taxpayers, they should have a right to vote.
- Ballot item 7: Charter change to make board terms for 3 years
Yes, I do agree with that. I am currently serving on the housing board, and serving a five year term which I believe may be a hindrance to other citizens.
- Ballot item 8: remove political affiliation for certain boards
I do not support that. If this is removed, a board may become dominated by a single party.
If there’s a question you have for me, you can reach me at:
Phone (802) 310-1997