NEWPORT — Rep. Katherine Sims took 60 percent of the vote on Tuesday in a rare House race that saw an incumbent vs. incumbent.
Sims defeated Rep. Vicki Strong by 450 votes in the Orleans-4 district, including Albany, Craftsbury, Greensboro, and Glover.
“The results show strong support for our vision for our communities and demonstrate the power of a grassroots campaign to bring people together to talk about the important issues we face,” Sims said.
Brian Smith defeated Aimee Alexander by 381 votes in the Orleans-1 district race.
David Templeman and Woody Page will represent the Orleans-2 and Orleans-3 districts.
Mark Higley and Michael Marcotte were elected to represent the Orleans-Lamoille district, and Larry Labor will represent the Essex-Orleans district.
Labor defeated Peggy Stevens by 396 votes.
Incumbent Sen. Bobby Starr, a Democrat who previously served in the Essex-Orleans district, was reelected to the newly created Orleans district on Tuesday.
He defeated Republican Samuel Douglass by 1,496 votes.
2023 will be Starr’s 18th year as a member of the Vermont State Senate.
Incumbent Sen. Russ Ingalls, a Republican who ran unopposed was reelected to the Essex district.