Two names in the ring for next Windsor County state's attorneyBy Christian Avard
Staff Writer | February 12,2013HARTLAND — Gov. Peter Shumlin will take a hard look on who to select as the next Windsor County state’s attorney. That’s because the Windsor County Democratic Committee endorsed both candidates for the job.
The Windsor County Democratic Committee passed a resolution on Monday advising the governor that David Cahill of Norwich and Michael Kainen of Hartford, are qualified for the job. Cahill and Kainen are seeking to replace outgoing State’s Attorney Robert Sand who was recently appointed by the governor to develop a new DUI court system.
The Windsor Democratic Committee acts in an advisory capacity and can only make suggestions to the governor. Windsor County Democratic Committee Chairman William Kuch was surprised by the delegates’ decision at the special meeting.
“There weren’t any ‘nays.’ I expected people wanted to make a choice and vote for one or the other,” Kuch said.
Cahill is a Windsor County Deputy state’s attorney who graduated from Dartmouth College with a major in history and German. He received his law degree from the University of Minnesota and has filed thousands of charges in a variety of criminal, civil and investigative matters in Windsor County.
Kainen is an Orange County Deputy state’s attorney and a former Republican state representative. He is the former executive director of the State Sentencing Commission and has worked with the Windsor County State’s Attorney’s
Office for 20 years on a variety of cases.
It is unknown whenShumlin will make a decision on Sand’s replacement. Sand will retire as Windsor County state’s
attorney March 25.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Patrick McArdle reports and the theft of an $89,000 shotgun, police release a video of the Monday Castleton robbery, O'Gorman reports a lawsuit by a local man claiming his vehicle unlawfully seized, police leave him in cold.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Giles Corey of Salem, Mass., is pressed to death during the Salem witch trials; on this day in 1952, film comedian Charlie Chaplin, while traveling to England, is denied re-entry into the United States by U.S. attorney general.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Dutch father of microbiology Antonie van Leeuwenhoek discovers the existence of one-celled organisms; in 1967, The Doors are booked to play the Ed Sullivan show; in 1858, freedom fighter Dred Scott dies on this day in St. Louis.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: No money this year for western rail project, Lola Aiken memorialized in Montpelier, Supreme Court Castleton murder suspect will remain in jail, Shaftbury man fires shots from his AK-47 into neighbor's home.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 1959, Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev arrives in U.S. for historic 13-day visit; in 1987, Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze sign nuclear reduction agreement.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: City celebrates completion of its newest mural, on West Street opposite the post office, more than $2 million in federal grants will bolster Vermont's health centers, Patrick McArdle reports on pending sale of Vermont papers.