Vermont Business Magazine On Monday, September 21, Democratic nominee for Vermont Lieutenant Governor Molly Gray announced endorsements from business leaders of Vermont-owned businesses from across Vermont.
“Having grown up on a farm and family-run business, I know our Vermont businesses are the heart of our state and root of our economy. Throughout this crisis and into the future, our small businesses continue to innovate and serve communities across Vermont,” Gray said, “as Lieutenant Governor, I look forward to working with our innovative business community to rebuild a more resilient, thriving and equitable Vermont for the future.”
Included in Gray’s list of endorsers are founders of The Worthy Burger, Jason Merrill, Dave Broderick and Kurt Lessard as well as Pete Johnson of Pete’s Greens, Corrine Prevot of Skida Headwear, Donny Wassick of Wassick Tire Service, John Roberts of Butterwick Farm, Larry Pleasant CEO and founder of Vermont Soap, Lindsay DesLauriers, President of Bolton Valley Resort, Paul Gallerini, Owner of Farm-Way, Inc., and Howard Prussack, Co-owner of High Meadows Farm.
The founders of The Worthy Burger stated, “Molly came to work for us as a bartender at The Worthy Burger while she was attending Vermont Law School. She helped us get The Worthy Burger off the ground. Molly understands how important it is as a new business to serve the community and to create a sense of community. We know Molly will be a thoughtful partner for our restaurants, breweries and small businesses. We are pleased to endorse Molly for Lieutenant Governor.”
The announcement comes as Gray hosts a series of eight outdoor community forums across Vermont. The Gray campaign recently hosted their fourth forum of the series in Middleury, VT at Riverfront Park on Sunday, Sept. 20. Gray has invited her Republican opponent, Scott Milne to participate in the forums, but Milne has yet to attend.
“I look forward to continue meeting with voters from every corner of Vermont and discussing the most important issues facing our communities,” said Gray. “This is an opportunity to not only amplify the voices of our local candidates, representatives and community members but come together to build a brighter future for our state.”
The next community forum will be held Tuesday, September 22 in St. Albans at Taylor Park at 5:30 pm. Each will be held at an outdoor public space with respect to social distancing. All attendees will be required to wear a mask and are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket.
The general election is Tuesday, November 3. Starting Monday, September 21, every active registered Vermont voter will be mailed a general election ballot. Vermonters can register to vote, update their ballot address, and learn more about vote-by-mail at https://sos.vermont.gov/elections/voters/.
John Roberts, Owner
Larry Pleasant, CEO
Donny Wassick, Owner
Wassick Tire Service
Corrinne Prevot, Founder and CEO
Northeast Kingdom and Burlington, VT
Lindsay DesLauriers, President
Bolton Valley Resort
Paul Gallerini, Owner
Pete Johsnon, Owner
Kurt Lessard, Dave Broderick and Jason Merrill, Co-founders
Founders of the Worthy Group (The Worthy Burger, The Worthy Kitchen and Worthy Burger Too)
South Royalton, Woodstock and Waitsfield, VT
Howard Prussack, Co-owner
High Meadows Farm