A look back at Sanders' often combative first nine months as mayor of Burlington. The big surprise? Some say he is more "fiscally conservative" than his predecessor.
by Debbie Bookchin | Dec 31, 1981
In an upset victory, Sanders defeats five-term incumbent Mayor Gordon Paquette by 22 votes in his first run for mayor of Burlington. (A recount later narrows the margin to 10 votes.) Two independent Sanders allies are elected to the city council.
by Debbie Bookchin | Mar 6, 1981
Capitalizing on dissatisfaction with the city's Democratic administration and a proposed 65-cent property tax hike, Sanders and two others challenge the incumbent mayor of Burlington.
by Debbie Bookchin | Feb 20, 1981
by Debbie Bookchin | Dec 23, 1980
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