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Davis concerned over town’s “deep divide”

Ted Davis

Ted Davis

— Long-time Middlebury resident Ted Davis decided to run for Middlebury Select Board last week after feeling that plans about a proposed new town office building and recreation center were badly handled by local officials. The result of the controversy is a lot of unhappy residents—especially those who show up to vote.

Davis announced his candidacy Jan. 31.

He will run for a three-year term on the Middlebury Select Board.

Davis was employed with the Co-operative Insurance Co. for over four decades, until his recent retirement as the firm’s senior vice president of information services and facilities.

“I believe process does matter. One of the reasons I am running for the Select Board is that the deep divide over the current Town Offices and Recreation Center proposal has far reaching implications for our town,” he noted. “While I cannot support the current bond proposal, I am eager to work with both citizens and the college to construct a new proposal that will be a win-win for both.”

Davis stressed that the Select Board’s current proposal is contrary to the 2012 Town Plan. The candidate is conducting a door-to-door campaign right up to Town Meeting Day on March 4.

Davis and his wife Debbie have lived in Middlebury, where they have raised their two children, since 1976.

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