15 people are running for three open seats on the Burlington City Council. The Oct. 10 primary election will narrow the field from 15 to six ahead of the Nov. 7 general election. Tri States Public Radio spoke with the candidates ahead of the primary, including Lynda Murray.
Murray is a registered dietician who has also worked as a nutrition coach and written nutrition-themed newspaper columns.
Murray said she entered the race because she wants to give back to the community she calls home and to work to improve the image of the city. She said Burlington has a lot of great reasons for people to move here: friendly people, great weather, low commute times.
Murray said one of the biggest challenges facing the city is infrastructure, in particular the need to find a solution for Cascade Bridge, which has been closed to vehicle traffic for years. She said the city also needs a policy regarding the use of TIF-related incentives and she would like to see flashy attractions along the riverfront that will bring in people from the city and out of town.
Early voting is underway in Burlington ahead of the Oct. 10 primary election.