Following the results of the Aug. 26 primary election, State Senate candidate William Tracy Carris is pleased to announce that he will appear on the general election ballot as a Democrat. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Carris received 36.5 percent of the votes for a first place finish in the Democratic primary.
“I am looking forward to an exciting campaign season,” said Carris. “I am running for the Senate because I want to raise my family in a safe community where folks can make a livable wage to support their families. As senator, I will fight for an economic development plan that delivers results for Rutland County and I will push for a solution to the drug epidemic with real funding and not just talk.”
Carris is a seventh generation Vermonter from a family with a long history of public service in Rutland County. He is a partner with the firm DeBonis, Wright, & Carris in Poultney and is president of the Chaffee Art Center, a member of the Rutland & Poultney Chamber of Commerce, and a justice of the peace. Carris currently serves on the Vermont Transportation Board, has served on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity, was a previous chair of the Rutland Regional Planning Commission, and served in the Coast Guard Auxiliary.