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Miro Weinberger, incoming Burlington mayor.
Miro Weinberger, incoming Burlington mayor.

Miro Weinberger: Burlington's first Democratic mayor in 30 years

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Burlington has a new mayor, Democrat Miro Weinberger. He's the first Democratic mayor of Burlington in 30 years. Republican candidate Kurt Wright conceded just before 7:30 last night as votes were being counted. Sarah Harris was at Weinberger's election party in downtown Burlington and has our story.

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Burlington Democrats gathered at Nectars, a music venue downtown, in anticipation of a big win for Miro Weinberger. Gary Chassman was among them. 

"And of course what I’m doing here is supporting Miro Weinberger who’s going to be the next mayor of Burlington. And I want to be here to celebrate his victory with him." 

The celebration included music by some of Weinberger’s youngest supporters. 

Weinberger arrived to much applause. He praised his opponents in the race and underscored his vision for the city of Burlington.

"A vision of Burlington that’s more affordable, with communities that are safer for families to live in. A vision of Burlington that has good jobs and new businesses on Pine Street and downtown and our other business corridors throughout the city. A vision of Burlington that finishes the hard work of reclaiming the waterfront from the industrial past, protecting the lake and open spaces. And a vision of Burlington that’s rid of poverty and is more diverse and is better educated each and every year."

That work will begin when Weinberger replaces incumbent mayor Bob Kiss in April. For now, Burlington Democrats are celebrating a long-awaited return to City Hall.

 

 

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