Huntley edges Ranney for Windsor-2 House seat
By Christian Avard
Staff Writer | November 07,2012
CAVENDISH — The Windsor-2 House election came down to 34 votes. In the end, Democrat Mark Huntley of Cavendish narrowly defeated Republican Scott Ranney of Cavendish, 1,024 to 990.
Huntley and Ranney both serve on the Cavendish Select Board and campaigned throughout the district. Windsor-2 comprises Cavendish and Weathersfield. Ranney defeated Huntley in Cavendish, 351-298, while Huntley defeated Ranney in Weathersfield, 726-639.
Huntley was “at a loss for words” with the results. He commended Ranney for his efforts leading up to Tuesday’s election.
“I think Scott ran a fair campaign. I don’t think either of us wanted to beat each other, at all,” Huntley said. “I really look forward to working with my fellow representatives, senators and Gov. Shumlin in Montpelier.”
Ranney was pleased to win in Cavendish but he acknowledged “it was a race” and he enjoyed meeting new people during the campaign.
“I enjoyed it. I was out there talking with folks but ultimately, it’s up to them. That’s the way I look at it,” Ranney said.
Huntley replaces outgoing Rep. Ernie Shand of Weathersfield who retired in the summer.