Mark J. Fiore and Robert W. Montgomery
are vying for the two-year post as the town's top lawman.
Both proposals came from Fiore's opponent Montgomery
, who currently holds the post of second constable.
Like Fiore, Montgomery - who is known locally and is listed on the ballot as Whit - is from Killington and is a graduate of Sherburne Elementary and Woodstock Union High School.
He studied criminal justice at Norwich University.
In 1999 received his
part-time police officer certification from the Vermont Police Academy
and took a job as second constable under First Constable Howie Zack.
In 2012, he co-founded Killington Search and Rescue.
has served as acting first constable since the retirement of Scott Bigelow last year.
, 37, pointed to his
14 years on the job as a chief qualification to be first constable.
"It can create a huge liability and safety issue if someone is put in that position that does not have the experience," he
"You're dealing with situations by yourself a lot of times up there."
rejected Fiore's assertions that his
recent proposals were politically driven, or even that recent.
"I came to (Bigelow) five years ago with the idea to create a police department.
wasn't interested and I respected the chain of command," Montgomery