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Chittenden County senator announces run for lieutenant governor

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Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 8:14 AM EST
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Another Chittenden County senator is joining the race to become Vermont's next lieutenant governor.

Sen. Debbie Ingram, D-Chittenden County, on Wednesday announced her candidacy. In a statement, she said her skill set will be a good match for the position because she's spent her life working with "real people."

The Williston resident cited her work making Indigenous Peoples' Day permanent and amending the constitution to clarify the language prohibiting slavery.

Ingram pleaded guilty in 2017 to driving drunk and went through a program.

Her announcement comes on the heels of Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman on Monday announcing his run for governor. Other Democrats looking to fill his seat are Vermont Senate President Tim Ashe, D/P-Chittenden County, Brenda Siegel, a self-described low-income mom who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2018, and Molly Gray, a Vermont assistant attorney general.

On the GOP side, Dana Colson, who owns a welding supply company in Tunbridge, announced this week he will run for the open seat. His son, Austin Colson, was killed in a 2018 homicide but no one has been charged with the murder. He'll face Meg Hansen, a health care advocate and communications specialist, in the Republican primary.

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