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-Bob Kiss, the incumbent from the Progressive Party
-Kurt Wright, a Republican
-Andy Montroll, a Democrat
-Dan Smith, an independent
-James Simpson, of the Green Party
Ballot Access News sets the stage:The election had been considered impossible to predict. The independent candidate, Dan Smith, had raised more money than any other candidate. The Democratic candidate, Andy Montroll, was an incumbent member of the City Council and had been endorsed by Howard Dean and the city's daily newspaper. The Republican nominee, Kurt Wright, was the incumbent president of the city council.
Despite the strong opposition, Kiss ended up winning reelection thanks to instant-runoff voting, as the Burlington Free Press reports:
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