In June 2018, the ACLU of Vermont sent each of the candidates for state's attorney a 20-question survey, inviting them to state their personal views on a range of criminal justice issues ahead of this year’s elections.
We have received the candidates' responses and posted them word-for-word at the links below. We have noted where no response was received, or where candidates did not provide their own individual responses to each of the questions asked.
Of the 21 candidates surveyed, four provided individualized responses to the full 20-question survey. Eight candidates submitted a coordinated, collective response via the Department of State’s Attorneys and Sheriffs. Four responded individually, but many of their answers contain language that appears verbatim in the Department's collective response, without attribution. Five candidates declined to respond.
The candidates that remain on the ballot in the 2018 General Election appear in the voter guide below.
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