A Note from Kesha Ram:
It has been my greatest honor and privilege to represent Vermonters in the legislature for eight years, and to have the opportunity to run for Lieutenant Governor.
Together, we have been able to advance new ideas and solutions to build pathways out of poverty and into the middle class, ensure our families and seniors can thrive, and tackle our opiate addiction crisis and public safety challenges.
It has been humbling to have your support in my race for Lieutenant Governor. Thank you so much for being on this journey with me. We gained the support of leaders whose shoulders I stand on like Governor Madeleine Kunin and national organizations like Democracy for America. We made over 40,000 phone calls, logged hundreds of volunteer hours, and reached hundreds of thousands of Vermonters. We broke records with our support and beat all polling and expectations. Ultimately, an unlikely and unknown candidate earned the support of nearly 1 in 5 voters.
At the end of the day, this campaign was about so much more than me. It was about the man who ran out of a kitchen at a restaurant to tell me his 6-eyar-old daughter now wants to run for office, the young woman who was getting bullied at school and said my campaign gave her the courage the speak up for herself, the many Vermonters who came up to me at the polls and said to keep fighting so that the next generation can build their future here.
Though we did not ultimately prevail on August 9, the future is still bright. Thank you for helping me get this far. Your support will continue to manifest and unfold as we carry on the important work of serving Vermonters. This journey is far from over - in fact, it's just beginning.
Always your neighbor and friend,