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Holcombe, Masland win Democratic primary for Norwich-area House seats

  • From left, Ashley Milliken, of Norwich, Vt., and Vermont House Democratic primary candidates for the Windsor-Orange 2 district Rebecca Holcombe, of Norwich; incumbent Jim Masland, of Thetford, Vt.; and Dee Gish, of Sharon, Vt., look through books that Masland bought from the Norwich Bookstore for his grandchildren while taking a break from campaigning during Vermont’s primary election day at Tracy Hall in Norwich, Vt., on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. The two winners of the primary will face Republican candidate Bill T. Huff, of Thetford, in the general election for the two-seat district. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Alex Driehaus

  • Selectboard Chair Toni Pippy, left, laughs while she talks to Danette Harris as she walks her completed ballot over to the vote counting machine during Vermont’s primary election day at Strafford Town House in Strafford, Vt., on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Alex Driehaus

Published: 8/10/2022 9:30:19 AM
Modified: 8/10/2022 9:27:03 AM

NORWICH — Democratic voters in the Windsor Orange 2 district selected former Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe and incumbent state Rep. Jim Masland as their nominees to represent them in the State House on Tuesday.

Holcombe, of Norwich, was the top vote getter in the race to be one of two to represent Norwich, Sharon, Strafford and Thetford, earning 1,983 votes to Masland’s 1,662 and Sharon resident Dee Gish’s 1,072.

Holcombe and Masland will face Bill T. Huff, of Thetford, the lone Republican in the race, in the general election in November. 




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