Former Governor Dean endorses Kitty Toll for lieutenant governor

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Former Governor Dean endorses Kitty Toll for lieutenant governor

Mon, 06/20/2022 - 1:30pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Today, Former Governor Howard Dean endorsed Kitty Toll, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor at a press conference Monday morning held outside of the Vermont State House in Montpelier. 

“As Lieutenant Governor, you have to be ready to step into the role of Governor at any moment. I know this firsthand,” said Dean. “As Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, Kitty not only sent a balanced budget to the governor, she did it with unanimous, tri-partisan support. She knows how to bring people from all walks of life together to find solutions to Vermont’s challenges, and that’s exactly what Vermont needs at this critical moment. With her Vermont values and history of working with people to get things done, Kitty Toll is uniquely qualified for the job of Lieutenant Governor, and I know that she could step into the role of Governor if needed. I’m proud to endorse her candidacy.”

Dean is the second former Vermont governor and the third statewide official to endorse Toll’s candidacy for Lieutenant Governor. Toll is the only candidate in the Democratic Primary for Lieutenant Governor to have received endorsements from former and current statewide officials.

“I’m lucky to have Governor Dean’s support in this race,” said Toll. “As a former Lieutenant Governor who went on to serve six terms as Governor, Governor Dean understands the need for experienced, thoughtful leadership at this critical point in our state’s history. With historic, one-time federal dollars available, I’m running for Lieutenant Governor to be a strong voice for all Vermonters and to ensure these funds are allocated effectively and responsibly. Governor Dean knows firsthand the importance of balancing budgets while making investments to our state’s greatest needs. I’m thrilled to have his support.”

With early voting set to begin on Friday, June 24, Toll continues to travel up and down the state, meeting Vermonters and making the case for her candidacy. Toll will participate in the VPR/PBS Lieutenant Gubernatorial Debate on Wednesday, June 22. The Vermont State Primary is August 9, 2022.

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