Democratic National Convention: Vermont delegates attending and who they support

Vermont delegates will make their way to the Democratic National Convention this week, albeit virtually.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the convention, which would have been held in Milwaukee, is transitioning online. The Democratic National Convention will run starting Monday to Thursday, and will be telecast and available online through a series of speeches and pre-planned events.

The presumptive nominees for the Democratic party will be former vice president Joe Biden and California senator Kamala Harris. 

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Vermont delegates at the convention will be tasked with confirming their nominations for the party’s president and vice president ticket.

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Sanders formally endorsed Biden in mid-April, following the suspension of his campaign. Last month, the Vermont congressional delegation announced their support for Biden.

Delegates are split between Biden and Sanders, and the superdelegates that remain unpledged.

Biden delegates for Vermont  

  • Aimee Alexander
  • Andrew Champagne
  • Carolyn Dwyer
  • Brenda Churchill
  • Alison Liebly

Sanders delegates for Vermont

  • Jim Dandeneau
  • Noah Detzer
  • Linda Gravell 
  • Kate Larose
  • Olivia Pena
  • Brian Pine
  • Bruce Olsson
  • Maria Rinaldi
  • Steffen Gillom
  • Kayla Arena
  • Lisa Ryan

Vermont superdelegates

  • Senator Patrick Leahy
  • Representative Peter Welch
  • Mary M. Sullivan
  • Senator Bernie Sanders
  • Former governor and DNC chair Howard Dean
  • Former Vermont DNC chair Terje Anderson
  • DNC national committeeman Tim Jerman 
  • Vermont Democrats vice chair Tess Taylor

Among the speakers at the convention Monday night will include Sanders, alongside former first lady Michelle Obama and former Ohio governor John Kasich.

The Democratic National Convention will be followed by the Republican Party’s convention next week.

Contact Ethan Bakuli at (802) 556-1804 or ebakuli@freepressmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @BakuliEthan.

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