David Zuckerman and Kitty Toll Launch Campaigns for Lieutenant Governor Today

Vermont Business Magazine On Monday, former Vermont Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman announced his candidacy to reclaim the post he held until his 2020 gubernatorial bid against Phil Scott. Also on Monday, longtime Democratic lawmaker Catherine ” Kitty” Toll of Danville will launch her candidacy for lieutenant governor. She served from 2009 to 2021. She did not seek re-election in 2020. She previously served as chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

“Vermont is at a crossroads,” said Progressive/Democrat Zuckerman. “The cost of living is rising and wages are not keeping up, our rural economy is struggling and the climate crisis is wreaking havoc on our environment. Politicians say we need to get back to normal. But for many, pre-pandemic normality was a daily struggle. Now is the time to act boldly.

Zuckerman is a farmer and business owner living in Hinesburg. He served in Vermont for more than 20 years as a state representative, state senator, and lieutenant governor. During this time, he has been a leader on issues such as GMO labeling and agricultural policies, marriage equality, end-of-life choices, workers’ rights, universal health care, cannabis reform, pay equity and raising the minimum wage, and environmental issues.

His legislative accomplishments have been recognized by groups across the state. He is the recipient of the Vermont Natural Resources Council’s 2008 Outstanding Vermont State Legislator Award, the 2013 Renewable Energy Vermont Renewable Energy Legislative Award, and the 2014 Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Legislator of the Year.

In an email and video to Vermont residents, Zuckerman highlighted some of the issues his campaign will focus on, including rural economic development, saying, “I want to go back to the lieutenant governor’s office to leverage the strengths of our rural communities by expanding broadband, investing in small-scale manufacturing, expanding access to land for historically marginalized communities, and increasing support for our farmers and loggers.

He also expressed a desire to continue working on programs and policies that help Vermonters in all corners of the state, from investing in child care to expanding rental options and affordable homeownership, and the need for swift action to tackle the climate crisis.

Once elected, Zuckerman said he plans to build on his previous work, using the lieutenant governor’s office to engage with people across the state on these issues. “As I have done in the past, as a Representative, a Senator and most recently as a Lieutenant Governor, I will work closely with you, everyday Vermonters, leaders and organizations who fight and have been organizing across the state for decades around climate justice. , economic justice and social justice.

The Zuckerman for Vermont campaign will host a virtual campaign kick-off event on Monday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. Those interested can register on this link.

Watch the full video here

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Also today, February 7, Kitty Toll will launch her campaign for Lieutenant Governor at her family farm in Danville, VT. The event will also be streamed live on Zoom.

Toll said she is running for lieutenant governor to be a strong voice for those who call Vermont home. With unprecedented federal funds available, Vermont is at a crossroads. The paths we choose and the actions we take now will define our future.

As former Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, Kitty has extensive experience in balancing and managing budgets. She will bring thoughtful leadership, a strong work ethic, and Vermont values ​​to the position of lieutenant governor when it comes to meeting the challenges of our state.

WHAT: Campaign launch

WHO: Kitty Toll – Candidate for Lieutenant Governor

Shap Smith – Former Speaker of the House VT

Mitzi Johnson – Former Speaker of the House VT

Marty Beattie – Local business owner and Kitty’s brother

Hanna Parker

Nate Yates

Simon Rosenbaum

WHERE: 705 Route 2 East, Danville, VT or Zoom – https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlcOyhrTgrGNQfG66jXgpg1akD-N_bU5Ss

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