Loyal Ploof

Thank You Everyone

Burlington Vermont Libertarian Mayor Candidate Loyal Ploof with his dogI 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.

Loyal Ploof
2015 Burlington Vermont Libertarian Mayoral Candidate

Last Day of Mayor Campaign

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:

WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports

I’ll be at several wards throughout Burlington Town Meeting Day today, here is my schedule:Burlington Vermont Town Meeting Vote

  • 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

Arts Riot Mayoral Forum: Burlington 2050 & Campaign Trail

Thanks tBurlington Vermont Libertarian Mayor Candidate Loyal Ploof at Arts Riot Forumo 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: loyal@barkforawalk.com

WVNY 22 Fox 44 Interview and Ballot items 3 to 8

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
Email: loyal@barkforawalk.com


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