Williston (VT) - Sen. Debbie Ingram, (D-Chittenden) conceded the Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. Based on the returns to this point, it has become clear that Sen. Ingram will not win the primary.
Today marks the end of a truly historic campaign. In addition to having to find new ways to campaign during a global pandemic, there was an incredible slate of democratic candidates making for a highly competitive race. This campaign has only been possible thanks to the tireless work of all campaign staff and volunteers.
“I am grateful to all those who voted for me and proud of the campaign we ran.”
Sen. Ingram is proud to support Molly Gray in the November election and continue working to bring people together to achieve results.
The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the gaps in our systems. Decent housing for everyone is one of them. Far too many Vermonters pay more than 30%—some even more than 50%—of their income on their housing costs, leaving no resources to pay for other family expenses in ordinary times, let alone during crisis.
If we had already had universal healthcare, we could have had testing and treatment with no co-pays or deductibles sooner. Now more than ever we need to drive down the costs of health care delivery and see equivalent decreases in our insurance premiums and out-of-pocket expenses.
If Vermont workers had had livable wages and paid family and medical leave before the virus hit, we would have been able to withstand the economic pressures caused by sheltering at home. As we come out of the crisis, let's get our businesses back up and running and treat our workers right at the outset.
It's already a different world, both because of the pandemic and because of the appalling incidents of racial injustice that have galvanized our nation and our state. It's time to recognize that we have different experiences of our state based on our race, ethnicity, religion, abilities, immigration status, sexual orientation, and sex. I want to work with all Vermonters to create a state where everyone can flourish now and in the future.
Your monetary donation will help me to improve the lives of all Vermonters.
You can use the button below to donate by credit card or, alternatively, mail a check to Ingram for Vermont, P.O. Box 298, Williston, VT 05495. Please note that state law limits individual contributions to $4,160 in an election cycle.
The Vermont Secretary of State will be mailing postcards to voters so you can request a mail-in ballot. Then you can drop it off, mail it in, or go to the polls.
The Democratic primary is Tuesday, August 11, 2020.
The general election is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
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JFA declared, "Debbie has distinguished herself as the clear leader on issues of social justice. We are excited about the opportunities that an Ingram Lieutenant Governorship would offer in fighting for racial justice."
The Victory Fund declared me a Game Changer candidate on May 27, 2020.
LPAC is the only organization dedicated to building LGBTQ women's political voice. They endorsed me on April 28, 2020.
The League of Conservation Voters calculates scorecards for each of the state's legislators to record how they vote on key climate change and environmental bills, and I scored 100% for my votes in the Senate.
Our workers and unions are the backbone of our society and our economy, and I look forward to continuing to champion their needs in the future as I have done in the past.