Christine Hallquist of Vermont could become country's first transgender governor

Glen Norman
August 15, 2018

The company was in poor fiscal shape when she took the reins, but she "worked with VEC's 107 employees to not only rebuild the Coop's finances, but also to transform it into a national leader on using renewable sources of electricity production to combat climate change", the site says. Tim Pawlenty, who was attempting a comeback eight years after he left office. Only 18 percent of Democrats had a favorable opinion of Hallquist, but 55 percent did not know who she was. "I'm honored to accept the #Democratic nomination for Congress in #WI01". This past weekend, Hawaii's Kim Coco Iwamoto fell short in her bid for the lieutenant governor nomination in the state's Democratic primary.

Santos, a former Meriden mayor, won the state GOP's endorsement and defeated candidates Rich DuPont and Ruby Corby O'Neill. "This is a state that celebrates diversity and opportunity for all", Lamont said, referring to Stefanowski as a "new breed of Trump Republican". And in Minnesota, Andrea Jenkins became the first openly transgender black woman to be elected to public office, after she won a seat on the Minneapolis City Council in 2017. "We've proved them wrong and we're going to prove them wrong when we beat Ned Lamont in November", he said.

Christine Hallquist defeated three other candidates, including a 14-year-old boy, to win the Democratic Party nomination on Tuesday. Backed by the Justice Democrats, the same group that helped launch Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's campaign in NY, along with the Working Families Party and Trans United Fund, Hallquist supports "Medicare for all", raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and has pledged to address racial disparities in the state's criminal justice system.

Nehlen trailed behind establishment Republican choice Bryan Steil, who led a crowded field with just over 50% of the votes.

Christine Hallquist made history in Vermont Tuesday night as the first openly transgender nominee for a governorship from a major party in the nation's history, beating back her Democratic challengers in the state's primary.

Scott's popularity fell, especially among conservatives, after he signed gun control measures this year.

Describing her push for education reform, a living wage, and Medicare for All, Hallquist said, "this is called being a civil society".

"I think we should probably take a look at that to be perfectly honest", Governor Scott told reporters when asked if he thought 14-year-olds should be eligible to run.

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