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.
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.