Vermont election results: Molly Gray, Scott Milne react to lieutenant governor race outcome

A Democrat will hold the position of Vermont’s Lieutenant Governor for another two years.  

“Tonight, we made history,” Molly Gray wrote on Twitter. “I could not be more proud to serve you as our next Lt. Governor. Together, we can be an example for the nation on how to heal division and succeed together. I am hopeful because I believe in the promise of our great state. Let’s get to work.”

Gray bested her Republican opponent, Scott Milne, with 52% of the vote according to the Associated Press, which had yet to call the race as of 8 a.m. Wednesday. 

Gray ran on a platform that emphasized issues such as transforming the state’s criminal justice system; demilitarizing the police; advancing a paid family and medical leave bill; and investing in environmentally green jobs.

The former assistant attorney general secured endorsements from key Vermont players including Vermont Democrats U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch and former governors Howard Dean, Peter Shumlin and Madeleine Kunin. 

Gray’s predecessor, David Zuckerman, Progressive/Democrat, left his post to run unsuccessfully for governor against GOP incumbent Phil Scott. 

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Milne offers congratulations to Gray

Milne expressed his gratitude for the support he received across the state. 

“I send my sincere congratulations to Molly Gray on her victory this evening,” he said in a statement released late Tuesday. “I wish her success moving forward.”

Molly Gray campaigns for lieutenant governor at Taft Corners in Williston on Oct. 30, 2020.

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