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My name is Ben Mitchell, and I will be entering the Democratic primary for U.S. House of Representatives on August 14, 2018. I want to provide Vermonters a choice, a candidate not bought and paid for by corporate interests in industries like pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and energy. By refusing corporate money, I am choosing to represent the working people of Vermont. In a time of record corporate and Wall Street profits, over 100,000 Vermonters struggle to make it to their next paycheck. Survival in Vermont gets more difficult every year; hourly wages fall as the cost of living marches always upward. We are losing ground; everyone knows it. Nevertheless, we do have a voice with our vote.

Why a Socialist?

My grandmother, Ingabor Lorenz, was the postmaster of Marlboro, Vermont until she was blacklisted as a communist. After refusing to provide the names of her friends, she lost her job and sent my mother to live with her cousins in New Hampshire. Nevertheless, after a century of violent propaganda against the idea of the “common good,” these ideas are still here. In 2016, Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders demonstrated that a socialist can compete in a Democratic primary with small contributions from working people – people whose voices are rarely part of the collective conversation.


As a member of SPUSA and Liberty Union, I've been a Socialist candidate for over a decade.  2018 is the first time I will enter a Democratic Primary.

 Here is the link to my C-SPAN page, highlighting some past debates.



Monday, January 15, 2018 2:22 PM

New Bumper sticker, by William Stevenson.

Monday, January 8, 2018 9:50 PM

New Bumper Sticker!

Do you want to get involved? Drop us your contact information and we will send you some bumper stickers.

Sunday, January 7, 2018 8:17 PM

YouTube Page is Live

Today on January 7th we launched the YouTube Page:

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 11:26 PM

I need 500 signatures of VT voters by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

I need 500 signatures of VT voters by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018.Please let me know if you would be willing to collect them.

Committee to Elect Ben Mitchell
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