Transparency Tour

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release Contact: Nancy T. Lynch, (802) 828.2148 SECRETARY OF STATE ANNOUNCES TRANSPARENCY TOUR Montpelier, VT – Secretary of State Jim Condos announces he will conduct a 12 stop tour to discuss Vermont’s public records and open meeting laws with municipal and state employees and citizens who serve on local government boards. […]

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Secretary of State Jim Condos announces launch of the history of the Vermont’s public records law

For immediate release Contact: Nancy T. Lynch, 802‐828‐2148 Secretary of State Jim Condos announces launch of the history of the Vermont’s public records law Montpelier, VT ‐ Secretary of State Jim Condos, in continuing his focus on access to Vermont’s public records, announces the launch of a new web presentation on the history of the […]

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Secretary Condos Attends NASS Summer Conference

Press Release July 12, 2011 For immediate release Contact: Nancy T. Lynch 802.828.2148 Montpelier, VT- Secretary of State Jim Condos is attending the 2011 National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Summer Conference in Daniels, West Virginia where the major topics of discussion include 2012 Election Issues and Business Identity Theft. The four day event […]

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Jim’s First Six Months

Dear Friends,

I would like to thank you, again, for your support in making it possible for me to be elected Vermont’s Secretary of State last November. I am truly enjoying the work and the people that I have met over the last six months.

I am working diligently to improve the quality of service, efficiency and productivity in the Secretary of State’s office. I would like to share with you what my office has accomplished since January:

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Secretary of State Jim Condos Applauds Court Decision on Attorneys Fees

Montpelier, VT- The Vermont State Employees Union has been awarded attorney’s fees and related costs in a recent lawsuit against the State of Vermont regarding the state’s efforts to charge a fee to view public records.

Superior Court Judge Crawford had ruled in January, “The plain language of § 316(c) expressly carries forward the distinction between inspection and copying… The authority to “charge and collect the cost of staff time” under § 316(c) is triggered by a ‘request for a copy of a public record,’ not by a request to inspect records. The reference to the ‘delivery of the copies’ makes clear that the legislature is referring to duplicates that the requester will take possession of.”

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Thank you for your Support!

We won…and we did it together!!

I am so honored to have been elected by you and other Vermonters to serve as Secretary of State.

Thank you all so much for your support! I could not have won this race without your help.

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Condos Applauds Vermont Supreme Court Ruling on Public Records

This past week, the Vermont Supreme Court ruled that Burlington acted improperly in denying a request for documents related to the adjudication of a speeding ticket. In making its ruling, the court stated that government actions must be open to scrutiny by citizens.

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Jim Condos endorsed by Vermont Organizations

Jim Condos has received endorsements for Secretary of State by the following organizations

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Jim Condos endorsed by over 135 Vermonters

Jim Condos has received endorsements for Secretary of State by over 135 individuals to date. Endorsements came from across all party lines

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Jim Condos’ Vision is to Help Small Businesses Create New Jobs

As the repository of business registrations and state business records, the office of Secretary of State plays a major role in helping small businesses do what they do best – create jobs!

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