The Winooski Democrat has faced little opposition in his bid for state treasurer. But questions remain about his role leading the Department of Financial Regulation’s investigation of the largest fraud in Vermont’s history.
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Does Mike Pieciak support divestment? It’s ‘complicated.’
The candidate for Vermont state treasurer supports transitioning the state’s public pension investments away from fossil fuels, he said, but “it just comes down to when and how.”
Mike Pieciak is poised to become Vermont’s next treasurer. And then?
Despite having essentially no competition, the former financial regulation commissioner is campaigning and fundraising vigorously, earning the support of a range of political insiders.
After failing to find an alternative, Vermont GOP re-nominates H. Brooke Paige for state treasurer
The perennial candidate had vowed to rescind his nomination in order for the party to nominate its preferred pick. But when no one else agreed to run, H. Brooke Paige was put forward again for the open statewide post.
Phil Scott and Brenda Siegel to face off in November gubernatorial election
Scott easily defeated two Republican primary challengers, and Siegel was unopposed in the Democratic race. Mike Pieciak faced no competition to win the Democratic nomination for state treasurer.
Fundraising roundup: Toll continues to lead in LG race; anti-abortion PAC enters the scene
That’s according to the latest batch of fundraising reports filed Aug. 1 with the Secretary of State’s Office. The reports cover raising and spending for state candidates and political action committees for the month of July.
Phil Scott taps Kevin Gaffney to lead Department of Financial Regulation
Gaffney had been serving in the role on an interim basis after former commissioner, Mike Pieciak, resigned in May to run for state treasurer. The governor also appointed Emily Brown deputy commissioner of insurance.
Abortion-rights campaign poised to spend heavily in Vermont election
New disclosures provide a timely glimpse at the financial picture for statewide and legislative candidates — as well as for the coalition of organizations working to secure passage of Vermont’s Reproductive Liberty Amendment.
Republican Kevin Divney withdraws from state treasurer’s race days after DUI charge surfaces
Perennial candidate H. Brooke Paige is now the only Republican primary contender in Vermont’s races for treasurer, auditor, secretary of state and attorney general.
In election season with historic turnover, some statewide races will see little competition
Thursday was the deadline for Vermont political hopefuls to file their primary candidacy petitions with the Secretary of State’s Office.
Political ‘earthquake’ leads to tsunami of turnover in Vermont’s elected offices
The state will have at least four new leaders in top executive roles come January, at least one new member of Congress and dozens of new state legislators.
Final Reading: Full plates
Last fall, Vermont school staff asked lawmakers to hold off on passing new education laws in the upcoming legislative session. But roughly seven months later, as the legislative session nears its end, lawmakers’ plates have been full when it comes to education bills.
Mike Pieciak, former financial regulation commissioner, is running for Vermont state treasurer
Pieciak is the first to announce his candidacy for the post. Beth Pearce, who has served as treasurer since 2011, announced Wednesday that she would not run for re-election this year, and has endorsed Pieciak.
Final Reading: A first in a frame
After months of anticipation and delays, a crowd packed into the Statehouse lobby Thursday to watch the unveiling of a new portrait: Alexander Twilight, the first person of African descent to serve in a state Legislature and to graduate from a U.S. college.