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.
John Quinn, Vermont’s secretary of digital services, was cited with a misdemeanor after police said he blocked in another driver who parked in Quinn’s reserved space. The other driver, accused of repeatedly ramming Quinn’s pickup while trying to exit, was cited with a felony.
Superior Court Judge Kirstin Schoonover ruled against extending a temporary extreme risk protection order as well as an emergency restraining order that had been in place against Peter Newton since his arrest late last month.
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.
Peter Newton continues to serve as sheriff and has refused to step down from his elected post despite several calls for him to do so.
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.
Democrats Michelle Donnelly and Bridget Grace largely see eye-to-eye on the most pressing issues facing the county’s justice system. But not entirely.
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.