Gregory Thayer of Rutland is nearing the end of an exploratory process for running for lieutenant governor, he said today.
Thayer, 58 is a lifelong resident of Rutland. He pledged to reverse the Left’s destructive policies and growing-size of government, and stop canceling Vermonters in many parts of life. Thayer said, “I travel and talk to people all across the State professionally and with personal activity. People from various political spectrums are concerned and very unsettled with the direction that the Legislature has taken our State, and what is to come”.
“I’m an excellent listener, and I’m hearing the people of Vermont,” Thayer said.
Thayer has raised four children here in Vermont, all of whom have attended Vermont schools as well as some local colleges. An accountant by education, he has an MBA-Accountancy/Finance from St. Joseph College. A former banker, he currently works in the audit and tax industry. Thayer served on the Rutland City Council and various civic and non-profit boards in Rutland and the State. He has over thirty-five years political experience.
More recently, Thayer founded a statewide organization; “Vermonters for Vermont” Initiative. He has been hosting both Townhall Informationals on “Critical Race Theory” and “Americanism & Marxism Symposiums” in Vermont. He believes parent involvement is paramount in their children’s education with schools. Thayer continued; “we need to apply the breaks on these Marxist ideas, and get back to our U.S. and Vermont Constitutions”.
Thayer will finalize his decision by the end of this January.
Incumbent LG Molly Gray is running for U.S. Congress. State Senator Joe Benning (R-Caledonia) also is exploring a run for lieutenant governor.