Vermont Nominates 1st US Transgender Candidate for Governor

15 August, 2018, 23:52 | Author: Donnie King
  • Trans Candidate Wins Democratic Primary for Vermont Governor

She joins three other openly LGBT+ gubernatorial candidates who have the Democratic nomination this cycle - including incumbent Governor of Oregon Kate Brown of Oregon, Jared Polis of Colorado, and Lupe Valdez of Texas.

She's got a lot to learn, and a lot of money to raise.

On Tuesday, Scott was greeted enthusiastically by a gathering of roughly 40 staff, family members and close friends at a low-key victory celebration at the Comfort Inn in Berlin. She transitioned publicly during her time as leader of one of the state's largest utilities, becoming the first CEO to do so while in the job, according to the Victory Fund, a political action committee backing Hallquist and "dedicated to electing openly LGBTQ people" up and down the ballot.

Asked if she supports capitalism, Hallquist said measuring by gross domestic product is a "flawed measure because that just encourages consumption".

"I didn't necessarily think about what it would look like to win, but it is starting to sink in, the historic significance of this nationwide", Hallquist told Berman Wednesday morning, adding that she's "proud and honored to be making history for the nation".

Scott was badly bruised in the Republican primary by a little-known grocer from Springfield, Keith Stern.

Hallquist has said she doesn't want Vermont residents to elect her governor because of her transgender status.




Ms Hayes could become the first black woman from the state to serve in Congress.

Steil, a University of Wisconsin regent who described himself as a "problem solver", defeated a field that included conservative activist Paul Nehlen, who was banned by Twitter for posting racially insensitive tweets, and U.S. Army veteran Nick Polce. Scott's once sky-high popularity has waned, potentially leaving an opening for a well-funded Democratic challenger. "Vermonters support increasing the minimum wage".

"It is a year when women feel particularly enthusiastic about stepping into the public arena, and I think that's a good thing", Smith said.

"Campaigns are about choices, and as this campaign goes on, Vermonters will recognize there's a very clear choice in the November election". She was open about her 2015 transition and allowed news organizations to chronicle the change.

This year, 43 transgender candidates have run for political office at all levels in the US.

Hallquist plans to expand her staff for the run against Scott, which she says will focus on "pocket book issues" relating to the economy, but in the immediate future she is planning an unconventional team strategy meeting at her Hyde Park home.

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