By Zach Despart, Free Press Staff Writer
Vermont Rep. Kesha Ram, D-Burlington, on Monday announced her candidacy for lieutenant governor. Ram, 29, has represented Burlington in the Chittenden 6-4 district of the House of Representatives since 2009.
“I have an eight-year track record in the Legislature,” Ram said. “I’ve gotten a lot of good results, and I felt really good with my efforts to work on economic issues, particularly with young people and women.”
Ram said she wants to bring that commitment and philosophy to the lieutenant governor’s office. Ram said she is proud of her work on issues related to first time homebuyer tax credits, civil rights, marriage equality, driving privileges for immigrants, access to higher education and paid sick leave during her time in Montpelier.