BRADFORD — Molly Gray, a democratic candidate for Vermont Lieutenant Governor, kicked off her campaign with a tour from Bradford to Burlington.
Gray started the day at Four Corners Farm in Newbury where she grew up.
She greeted local supporters at the Space On Main in Bradford and continued on to meet with business owners, community leaders, and service providers at stops at Farm-Way in Bradford, Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond, and the King Street Center in Burlington, before ending with a campaign rally at the Queen City Brewery in South Burlington.
Throughout the day Gray spoke with Vermonters about her vision for bringing a generation home to Vermont and keeping a generation in the State.
Gray spoke about her commitment to reinvigorating Vermont’s rural communities, ensuring Vermont is the best place to raise and support families, and protecting the land and environment for future generations.
“It is clear that Vermont is ready for a change,” Gray said, speaking to over 100 supporters.
“All day, from Bradford to Burlington, Vermonters shared with me their stories, and reminded me of who we are and what we are able to achieve. These are the voices that I will bring into the State House as we chart a bright new future for Vermont.”
Gray received endorsements through the tour.
Introducing speakers and welcoming guests to Bradford was resident Monique Priestley, founder of a community coworking space in the heart of downtown Bradford.
“I am very excited to support Molly’s campaign for Lieutenant Governor,” Priestley said.
“Coming from a small-town Vermont farm, Molly is able to represent rural Vermonters’ views in a way that very few statewide candidates can.”
Also speaking in Bradford and endorsing Gray, were Representatives Carl Demrow of Corinth and Chip Conquest of Wells River.
While at the landmark outdoor retail store Farm-Way, Gray met with three generations of Farm-Way’s ownership and a group of community members to discuss challenges specific to Bradford, particularly a lack of accessible, affordable housing in the downtown.