According to the group, which trains Democratic women to run for office, 48 alums were on the ballot this month and 44 of them won.
She defeated Washington County State’s Attorney Rory Thibault. Former Attorney General TJ Donovan, a Democrat, opted not to seek a fourth two-year term and stepped down as the state’s top prosecutor in June.
Charity Clark, who served as chief of staff to former Attorney General TJ Donovan, and Rory Thibault, Washington County’s state’s attorney, are squaring off for the Democratic nomination to become Vermont’s next top prosecutor.
That’s according to the latest batch of fundraising reports filed Aug. 1 with the Secretary of State’s Office. The reports cover raising and spending for state candidates and political action committees for the month of July.
Nowhere are the differences between Charity Clark and Rory Thibault more clear than in the approaches each said they would bring to the job.
Charity Clark, who’s spent the last seven years as an assistant attorney general, including the past four years as chief of staff, stood behind Donovan’s record. Washington County State’s Attorney Rory Thibault outlined new policies, critiquing the last AG.
The debate will include Charity Clark, former assistant attorney general and chief of staff of the attorney general’s office, and Washington County State's Attorney Rory Thibault.
New disclosures provide a timely glimpse at the financial picture for statewide and legislative candidates — as well as for the coalition of organizations working to secure passage of Vermont’s Reproductive Liberty Amendment.
Charity Clark and Rory Thibault said they would work with lawmakers to take additional steps, using existing and new legislation, to make Vermont a “safe harbor” for people seeking an abortion — whether or not those people live in the state.
Vermont’s Proposal 5 would give all Vermonters the right to “reproductive autonomy.” But a federal ban could supersede that.
After 40 years in public service, Young retired from state government last November. She’s coming back to complete the six months left in TJ Donovan’s term.
Donovan announced last month he is not seeking reelection as Vermont’s AG. On Friday, he said that he would exit the post in 10 days to become the director of public policy and U.S. state strategies for the global company.
Thursday was the deadline for Vermont political hopefuls to file their primary candidacy petitions with the Secretary of State’s Office.
The state will have at least four new leaders in top executive roles come January, at least one new member of Congress and dozens of new state legislators.