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A Dynasty Crumbles: A Fresh Start for Sanders 

In an upset victory, Sanders defeats five-term incumbent Mayor Gordon Paquette by 22 votes in his first run for mayor of Burlington. (A recount later narrows the margin to 10 votes.) Two independent Sanders allies are elected to the city council.

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