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.