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Alex was recently in the news in Seven Days. An article written by Taylor Hobbs highlights Alex's campaign and road ahead. Check it out by clicking the link to  SevenDaysVt.com. Here's a sneak peek: 

Can Republican Newby Alex Farrell Win a Senate Seat in Chittenden County 

By Taylor Dobbs

sevendaysvt.com

Alex Farrell moved easily through the beer-drinking, flip-flop-wearing crowd last Thursday in South Burlington. As people chatted or swayed to music at the SoBu Nite Out event in Veterans Memorial Park, Farrell, wearing creased dress pants and a sincere expression, pressed the flesh and struck up conversations with strangers.

 

 

Can Republican Newby Alex Farrell Win a Senate Seat in Chittenden County 

By Taylor Dobbs

SevenDaysVt.org

 

Alex Farrell moved easily through the beer-drinking, flip-flop-wearing crowd last Thursday in South Burlington. As people chatted or swayed to music at the SoBu Nite Out event in Veterans Memorial Park, Farrell, wearing creased dress pants and a sincere expression, pressed the flesh and struck up conversations with strangers.

"Tall? Long arms?" he asked Darcy Newman, recalling that he'd played baseball against her son in high school. "I hated hitting against him."

Farrell just as easily talked public policy, telling one attendee his thoughts on Vermont's education funding formula and managing school costs.

At just 25, Farrell wants to defy the odds and win a Vermont Senate seat in über-progressive Chittenden County — as a Republican.

Unseating any incumbent is a challenge. So is winning an election as a Republican in Burlington and its neighboring towns and cities. On primary day, county voters cast three times as many Democratic ballots as Republican ones. But Farrell's supporters hope his hustle on the campaign trail and a major fundraising advantage can turn the odds in his favor.

"He's a natural at this," said Rep. Kurt Wright (R-Burlington), a Farrell mentor and campaign supporter. Wright knows what it takes to win elections as a Republican in a Democratic stronghold. He's represented Burlington since 2001, winning nine straight races for his House seat. Wright is also a longtime Burlington city councilor and is currently the council president.

 

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