Jake Schumann, a Burlington election official, is the first person to declare as a candidate for the Dec. 6 special election to fill the City Council seat of Jack Hanson, who resigned earlier this month to pursue a newly-created position with the Burlington Electric Department (BED).
Mayor Miro Weinberger has called a Special Election to fill the East District City Council seat, following the resignation of Hanson.
Media reports say Schumann, 31, is a member of the city’s Dog Task Force, is a certified EMT, and a housing case manager for Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity.
Hanson chaired the Council committee overseeing BED. With his consent, the Council created a climate/equity position paying $60,000 – $100,000. Hanson resigned in order to apply for the position. Weinberger has said Hanson doesn’t have an inside track on the position and will be treated like every other applicant.
Special Election timeline:
· Tuesday, September 21 – Candidate petitions available at the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office in City Hall.
· Tuesday, October 11 – Filing deadline for candidates.
· Monday, October 24 – Early voting will begin at City Hall. All active, registered voters in the East District will receive mailed ballots.
· Tuesday, December 6 – Special Election. The polling locations for the Special Election will be the Fletcher Free Library and the Mater Christi School from 7 am – 7 pm on Tuesday, December 6.