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Four vie for Killington Select Board seat

By Polly Lynn Mikula

KILLINGTON— Four candidates will vie for the one open seat on Killington’s three-person Select Board. Jim Haff, Jay Hickory, Kelly Lange and Chuck Claffey submitted petitions  with at least 10 signatures to the town by the filing deadline, Monday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m., securing their candidacy.

Chris Bianchi is not seeking re-election.

Jim Haff is a past Selectman and the owner of the Butternut Inn. He has run for the seat before, most recently losing to Ken Lee in March 2017.

Jay Hickory has also run for the seat before, most recently losing an election for the seat vacated by Ken Lee, who resigned Oct. 1, 2017. Steve Finneron won that seat 87-48 in a Dec. 5 townwide election with 135 ballots cast.

Candidate Charles (Chuck) Claffey is the director at Natwest Markets, and Kelly Lange works for Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Whomever wins the seat will join Finneron and Patty McGrath on the Board.

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