When Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin decided not to run for re-election this past summer, a torrent of candidates stepped forward to seek that office — including the current lieutenant governor, Phil Scott, the only statewide elected Republican. That means the state’s second highest office is also for the taking in 2016. A number of candidates are jumping in. Among the latest is Vermont House representative Kesha Ram, a Democrat from Burlington. Ram tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that she has the ideological, administrative and legislative background for the position.
Kesha Ram will face Brandon Riker of Marlboro in a Democratic primary.
Among Republicans, former state senator and state auditor Randy Brock has announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor. Former gubernatorial candidate Scott Milne is among a number of others in the state GOP considering a possible run.