Military candidate spotlight: Thomas Hermann, Vermont’s 1st District

By LEO SHANE III | STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 10, 2008

Party: Progressive
Military Experience: Four years in the Army
Rank: Specialist (retired)
Overseas experience: Served in Iraq in 2005-2006
Previous offices: none
Website: www.votepeacevt.com

Opponent: Peter Welch (incumbent)
Party: Democratic
Military background: none
Previous offices: Two years in the U.S. House, 13 years in the state legislature
Website: www.welchforcongress.com

What local papers are saying:
Herrman challenges incumbent’s record

No Republican challenger for Welsch

Latest poll numbers
No district polls conducted yet

Race profile: Herrman has his tour in Iraq extended by four months under the Pentagon’s stop-loss policy. Welch is actually on both the Democratic and Republican ballots in the election, thanks to extra write-in votes he picked up in the primaries.

Other Military Candidates:

Mike Coffman (R)
CO 6th

Allen West (R)
FL 22nd

Jill Morgenthaler(D)
IL 6th

Charlie Summers (R)
ME 1st

Nathan Bech (R)
MA 1st

Steve Sarvi (D)
MN 2nd

Ashwin Madia (D)
MN 3rd

Vince Micco (R)
NJ 9th

Lee Zeldin (R)
NY 1st

Kieran Michael Lalor (R)
NY 19th

Will Breazeale (R)
NC 7th

Duane Sand (R)
ND at large

Steve Stivers (R)
OH 15th

John Boccieri (D)
OH 16th

Rep. Patrick Murphy (D)
PA 8th

Bill Russell (R)
PA 22nd

Rob Miller (D)
SC 2nd

Thomas Hermann (Prog)

Duncan D. Hunter (R)
CA 52nd

Mike Lumpkin (D)
CA 52nd

Rick Noriega (D)
TX (U.S. Senate)

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R)
SC (U.S. Senate)

Thomas Herrman
Courtesy of votepeacevt.com
Thomas Hermann is running on the Progressive Party ticket in Vermont's 1st District.

This year 20 war veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan are running for Congress. Stripes.com will be highlighting those races daily – the candidates, their opponents and what local newspapers are saying – leading up to Nov. 4. Check back on election night for the latest updates.

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