Gerald Malloy of Perkinsville has announced his candidacy as a Republican for the November US Senate election in Vermont. He and Christina Nolan (and possibly others) will seek the Republican nomination for the 2022 U.S. Senate seat vacated by Sen. Patrick Leahy.
Malloy, 60, provided the following statement to the Vermont Daily Chronicle.
“I announce that I am running for United States Senator for Vermont as a Republican candidate. I am seeking to serve Vermonters, Vermont, and the United States. I am deeply concerned with the direction we are going, and I believe I have the character, experience, leadership, and performance to change the course for a better future. I began a grassroots campaign two months ago where I visited many cities and towns across Vermont engaging Vermonters – I found that Vermonters, like me, are upset with the many failures of the Federal Government under the Democrat Administration and want change.
“I bring a career of service experience and demonstrated leadership, starting when I reported to West Point, then serving over 22 years in the active Army with duty around the world, followed by nearly 5 years working Emergency Management operations and over 20 Presidential Disaster Declaration responses with many Federal/State/Local agencies, and since 2011, serving in management and executive positions in business supporting many Government agencies, including the military Services and Intelligence Community with solutions in a highly competitive environment.
“We live in Perkinsville, and my wife Stacey and I have 4 children with 3 currently in Vermont schools. I plan to continue my grassroots campaign, meeting Vermonters and hearing the issues, and we will be hosting Open Houses at our home in the Spring. We have some Vermont history as one of two remaining original markers for the Crown Point Military Road (1759-1760) is at the bottom of our driveway.
“I encourage Vermonters to visit my website www.geraldmalloyforussenatevermont.com, which includes information about me and my positions and a video of my announcement. The site is new and will be updated, but it outlines some of my positions and solutions within areas such as Economic Prosperity, the Constitution, and Maintaining a Strong Defense.
“I thank Senator Leahy for his 48 years of service. It is time for a change and I offer Vermonters my character, experience, leadership, and performance to achieve change and results for a better future for Vermont. May the 14th Star Shine Bright.”
According to his website, Malloy was born in Boston, the oldest of 9 siblings, and graduated from West Point with a Bachelor of Science/Political Science. He also earned an MBA from Temple University and a Graduate Certificate from Georgetown University. He is a decorated combat veteran and worked at the Joint Field Office in New York City following 9/11. He also played 4 years of NCAA hockey for Coach Jack Riley at West Point.