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Barre City Council Candidates Vie for Votes

Barre City Council candidates and others campaigning with signs in Barre Feb. 9. Photo by Carla Occaso
All three Barre City Council incumbents: Emel Cambel of Ward 1, Edward “Teddy” Waszazak of Ward 2, and Samn Stockwell of Ward 3, must fight for their seats this year. 

Up against Emel Cambel for Ward 1 is Timothy Boltin. Like Cambel, Boltin is also a former school board member. His Facebook page says he has lived here for 18 years and that he is originally from South Carolina. He says he believes there should never be hunger and never be homelessness. Cambel’s website does not include details of her platform. Ward 1 includes the areas of Elmwood Cemetery and Spaulding High School.

Teddy Waszazak, incumbent for Ward 2, is defending his seat against Rosemary Lynn Averill. Waszazak has served on the council for four years. He has the endorsement of State Senator Andrew Perchlik. Waszazak says in his pamphlet that he is working to build a Barre that is affordable and healthy. Averill is a former planning commissioner whose term ends this year. She doesn’t mention any platform issues on her Facebook page. Ward 2 includes the areas around Hope Cemetery, the Vermont Historical Society, and Route 302.

In Ward 3 Samn Stockwell must fend off Tina Routhier of Routhier Quick Lube and Auto Center. Samn Stockwell won the seat in caucus in 2019 but lost at town meeting, then won in 2020. And although Routhier mentions her candidacy on her Facebook page, she does not mention any key issues. Ward 3 encompasses the areas of the Granite Museum, Main Street, the Labor Hall, city hall and the Barre Opera House, Barre Elementary School, and Route 62.

The legal voters of the wards of the city of Barre have been warned to meet at the respective polling places of said wards at the central polling place in the municipal auditorium on Auditorium Hill on March 7, 2023 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.