Campbell Pays Debt, Avoids Tax Sale

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Officials in the town of Hartford say Vermont’s state Senate president – whose home was to be sold at a tax sale because of unpaid taxes – has settled his $6,000 debt.

The Quechee home of state Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell appeared Sunday on a published list of 62 properties to be sold next week. The six-term Democrat missed a $5,000 payment that was due Feb. 4.

After a story in Tuesday’s editions of the Valley News, Campbell paid the debt in full. Darlene Johnson, delinquent tax clerk for the Town of Hartford, confirmed it. Campbell works in private practice as a lawyer, ans says he was strapped for cash because of all the hours he’s been spending in Montpelier. But he says, "I blew it."

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