Madeleine Kunin

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Ram launches bid for lieutenant governor

BURLINGTON — Kesha Ram is making a bid to be Vermont’s first millennial lieutenant governor. The 29-year-old Democratic representative faced a crowd of cheering supporters when she formally kicked off her campaign for the second-highest office in the state Monday night in downtown Burlington. “Eight years ago, so many of you began this journey with me,” Ram said, recalling the start of the Great Recession in 2007. “We were a generation in need of a voice in the Legislature.”

The California native and magna cum laude graduate of the University of Vermont with degrees in political science and natural resource planning has been a rising star in the state Democratic Party since first winning the Chittenden 6-4 district seat in the Vermont House at the age of 22. Now in the middle of her fourth term, she is the clerk of the House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy. Continue Reading →

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Minter touts big names on her side: Kunin, Irene

WATERBURY — Sue Minter is banking on her leadership after Tropical Storm Irene to motivate voters to make her the next leader of Vermont. The former transportation secretary and Irene recovery officer for the state kicked off her campaign for governor before a cheering hometown crowd of about 150 people Tuesday afternoon. She and her fellow speakers touted her hard work and results after the flooding that devastated the state in 2011. In some ways, Waterbury — which Minter represented in the Vermont House from 2004 until 2010 — was the poster child for the flooding that followed Irene, which damaged state office buildings and destroyed downtown businesses. “Then, I experienced the unbreakable spirit of this community, as neighbors and volunteers from near and far pulled together and made sure no one was left behind,” Minter said Tuesday. Continue Reading →

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