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Emily Peyton (Independent) and Scott Milne (Republican) participate last Thursday in a governor candidate debate at the Champlain Valley Exposition sponsored by the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police. JASON STARR

Emily Peyton (Independent) and Scott Milne (Republican) participate last Thursday in a governor candidate debate at the Champlain Valley Exposition sponsored by the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police.
JASON STARR

Debate leaves police chiefs unsatisfied

The incumbent front-runner didn’t show, the Republican nominee who did was unapologetically unprepared, and the long-shot independent acknowledged she has virtually no chance to win the election.

This was the set-up Thursday when Vermont governor candidates Scott Milne and Emily Peyton took front-and-center to field questions from the Vermont Association of Chiefs of Police at the Champlain Valley Exposition. The association organized the debate in conjunction with the Vermont League of Cities and Towns’ annual meeting, posing seven questions specific to the issues facing law enforcement in Vermont. Essex Police Chief Brad LaRose and Colchester Police Chief Jennifer Morrison expressed disappointment that Gov. Peter Shumlin did not attend as part of his re-election campaign. They also were underwhelmed by Milne and Peyton...READ MORE 

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