Chris Winters, a Williamstown High School graduate, lawyer, and Deputy Secretary of State since 2015, will seek election to Vermont Secretary of State. Longtime Secretary of State Jim Condos announced earlier this week he will not run for re-election.
Like Condos, he will run as a Democrat. According to Vermont Business Magazine, “Winters notes that the most important aspects of the Secretary of State’s broad role are voter access, safety and security in elections, and building transparency and trust in government.”
Condos has endorsed Winters.
According to VT Digger, former Franklin County senator and current Scott administration official Dustin Degree is considering a run for Secretary of State. Previous Republican challengers to Condos’ long run include H. Brooke Paige (2020 and 2018) and Jason Gibbs (2010). He was unchallenged by a Republican in 2012, 2014, and 2016.