Clark wins Democratic primary for Vt. attorney general

Charity Clark and TJ Donovan win their parties' nominations for Vermont State Attorney General
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 10:16 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2022 at 10:09 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Charity Clark has won the Democratic nomination in the race for Vermont’s next attorney general.

Clark beat her opponent, Washington County State’s Attorney Rory Thibault, with about twice as many votes.

Clark has worked in the AG’s office for the last eight years, most recently as former Attorney General T.J. Donovan’s chief of staff, before he resigned to take a job in the private sector.

She has touted her experience and familiarity with running the state’s largest law firm as her biggest strength, along with the fact that she would be the first woman to serve in the position.

Clark said as attorney general she wants to make sure the state’s criminal justice system reflects Vermonters’ values and she wants to protect consumers and women’s rights.

She said she believes her experience and background resonated with voters.

“It’s also an election where we see a lot of change in terms of not just new opportunities with people with open seats but also a lot of women running, and I think for an office like the attorney general which has never elected a woman, that combination really resonated with voters,” Clark said.

Clark faces a three-way race in the general election against Progressive Elijah Bergman and Republican H. Brooke Paige.

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