Lt. Gov. Molly Gray announced today she will run next year for Vermont’s lone seat in House of Representatives.
I’m running for the U.S. House of Representatives because the challenges we face — from our workforce shortages to our child care crisis — won’t be solved by Vermont alone,” Gray said on her website. “As Vermonters, we have so much to offer. I know our leadership on climate action, reproductive rights, voting rights, and human rights can move us all forward.”
Congressman Peter Welch plans to run for the Senate next year. Sen. Patrick Leahy announced last month he will not seek-re-election.
Gray was elected as Lieutenant Governor in 2020, best better-known candidates in both the Democratic primary and the general election. A lawyer and Vermont native, she was raised on a Newbury farm by parents who are longtime close friends of Patrick Leahy. She attended UVM on an athletic scholarship, then went to work for the Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations.