Copeland Hanzas claims win in Dem contest for secretary of state

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Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 8:46 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2022 at 9:00 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Sarah Copeland Hanzas Wednesday claimed victory in the Democratic primary for Vermont secretary of state, edging out Chris Winters.

Unofficial results show Copeland Hanzas winning by a margin of 1,812 votes.

“I’m so deeply honored and humbled to have received the Democratic nomination for the office of the Vermont Secretary of State,” Copeland Hanzas said in a statement. “Now more than ever electing champions of democracy is crucial. I stepped up to run for Vermont Secretary of State to continue my commitment to strengthening, protecting and preserving Vermont’s democracy and to ensure that Vermonters have their voices heard in elections.”

The three-way contest pitted the state lawmaker from Bradford against Winters, a veteran in the Secretary of State’s Office for the last 25 years, including seven years as deputy to outgoing Secretary of State Jim Condos.

The Secretary of State’s Office performs a number of functions including the administration of statewide elections, the state archives, and the Office of Professional Regulation.

H. Brooke Paige. a perennial candidate for various GOP statewide offices, ran unopposed in his primary.

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