House races: Night, Fagan win in city – Rutland Herald

Alderman William Notte is going to Montpelier.Notte, a Democrat, outpaced Republican Beth Fleck, 785 to 532, on Tuesday to become the newest member of the Rutland City House delegation. "I am absolutely thrilled," Notte said. "I never assumed I was going to win this election. I've been working hard since the start, and it feels wonderful to have the approval from my neighbors in Ward 4 to go and represent them in Montpelier."
Republican incumbent Doug Gage chose not to run again.Fleck, 29, the owner of Ruff Life Café, ran on streamlining the permitting process and cutting spending. It was her first time running for public office. She could not be immediately reached for comment Tuesday night. "I think Beth ran a good campaign, but Beth was also a first-time candidate," Notte said. "People know me, they know what I stand for, they know how hard I've worked for Rutland locally."
        Night, 47, you have served 11 years on the Rutland City Board of Aldermen. During his campaign, I discussed permitting reform, increasing investment in infrastructure transportation and getting government state to pay more attention to parts of Vermont that are not Chittenden County. In Rutland District 5-1, Rep. Peter Fagan, R-Rutland City, won a sixth and – he says – final term. Fagan, 61, retired military officer, fended off a challenge by 40-year-old teacher Heather Juliussen-Stevenson, 1,137 to 652. Juliussen-Stevenson ran on a racial justice platform, calling it the overriding issue in the region. Fagan said he plans to focus on Act 250 reform and the opiate crisis. Representatives of Rutland's other two House, Republican Larry Cupoli and Democrat Mary Howard ran unopposed.

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