Shumlin endorses Molly Gray for lieutenant governor

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Shumlin endorses Molly Gray for lieutenant governor

Sat, 06/27/2020 - 6:02am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Assistant Attorney General Molly Gray announced on Thursday a new endorsement from Governor Peter Shumlin. Shumlin joins early supporters including Governor Madeleine Kunin, Lieutenant Governor Doug Racine, former Health Commissioner Harry Chen, Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George, and others.

Governor Peter Shumlin said: “Molly is the most exciting candidate to surface on the Vermont landscape in a long time. She represents a generation of new leaders we need now more than ever. Molly has the experience, coupled with the commitment to social justice and equality, that we need in the Lt. Governor's Office. Molly is the leader we need as we look to the future."

Gray said: “From guiding our state through the crisis of Hurricane Irene, to loudly addressing our opioid epidemic, to being a staunch ally in legalizing equal marriage for Vermonters, we are better as a state for Governor Shumlin’s leadership. I am honored to have the Governor's support. As Lieutenant Governor I will work to make Vermont more equitable and to address our demographic challenges. Together, we can make Vermont the best place to settle, raise, and support families.”

Gray’s most recent endorsements follow a strong first fundraising quarter, where in the first 7 weeks of her campaign she raised over $100,000 from a majority of Vermont donors from all 14 counties. 

Gray announced her candidacy for Lieutenant Governor on January 27th. Since ending in-person campaign events on March 12th due to COVID-19, she has hosted 4 statewide telephone town halls on eldercare, mental health, broadband and food systems in Vermont during COVID-19. She continues to connect with Vermonters through virtual events and continues to receive endorsements from leaders across Vermont. 

Gray grew up on a farm in Newbury, Vermont. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont and Vermont Law School. After college, she worked to elect Representative Peter Welch and moved to Washington to serve as a Congressional aide. Over the last decade, she has lived and worked across Vermont. She has also worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross in humanitarian assistance, as a Law Clerk to Vermont’s Judge to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and as an Assistant Attorney General in Montpelier. Gray also serves on the Board of the Vermont Bar Association and as an Adjunct Professor of human rights law at Vermont Law School.

Source: Gray Campaign mollyforvermont.com. 6.25.2020