Burlington Primary Winner Scott Says He’ll Cut, Not Raise, Property Taxes

THE LEADING VOTE-GETTER IN YESTERDAY’S(TUE) BURLINGTON CITY COUNCIL PRIMARY SAYS “CUTTING,” NOT “RAISING,” PROPERTY TAXES IS ONE OF HIS GOALS IF HE’S ELECTED.

FORMER MAYOR TIM SCOTT GOT 728 PEOPLE TO BACK HIM…AND HE TOLD US AFTER THE NUMBERS CAME IN LAST(TUE) NITE THAT HE WANTS EVERYTHING ON THE TABLE WHEN IT COMES TO TALKING ABOUT THE BUDGET.

 

FORMER TOM’S MARKET CO-OWNER BECKY SHOCKLEY RECEIVED THE SECOND-MOST VOTES YESTERDAY(TUE), 576…AND CURRENT MAYOR JIM DAVIDSON PLACED THIRD, WITH 535. 4TH, 5TH AND 6TH PLACES ALSO QUALIFY FOR THE NOVEMBER 5TH REGULAR CITY ELECTION AND THOSE SPOTS WERE FILLED YESTERDAY(TUE) BY TWO MORE INCUMBENTS…BOB FLEMING, WITH 457 VOTES…AND CHRIS REED, WITH 378…ALONG WITH FORMER COUNCILMAN MIKE CAMPBELL, WHO GOT 363 VOTES.

 

THE OTHER FIVE HOPEFULS WHO DIDN’T MAKE THE CUT WERE…IN DESCENDING ORDER OF VOTES…KEVIN LONG, 294…TYLER HUGGINS, 150…JIM MORRIS, 76…MARCQUES DERBY, 50 VOTES…AND RICHARD LEMKE, WHO DROPPED OUT OF THE RACE BUT STILL GOT 38 VOTES.

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