Holcombe Issues List of 15 Initial Endorsements

Rebecca Holcombe Issues Initial List of 15 Endorsements in her bid for the Democratic nomination for Governor

NORWICH, VERMONT – On Monday morning, January 13th, Rebecca Holcombe’s campaign for Governor issued a list of 15 initial endorsements, including 13 current legislators representing districts in 10 of Vermont’s 14 counties:

House Representatives:
Tim Briglin – Windsor-Orange 2
Kevin “Coach” Christie – Windsor 4-2
Sara Coffey – Windham 1
Peter Conlon – Addison 2
Martin Lalonde – Chittenden 7-1
Jim Masland – Windsor-Orange 2
David Potter – Rutland 2
Ann Pugh – Chittenden 7-2
Mary Sullivan – Chittenden 6-5 & DNC Committeewoman
Maida Townsend – Chittenden 7-4
David Yacovone – Lamoille-Washington
Sam Young – Orleans-Caledonia

Dottie Deans – Former Vermont Democratic Party Chair
Tim Jerman – Former House Representative, Vermont Democratic Party Vice Chair, & Current DNC Committeeman

Rebecca expressed her thanks for the support at this early stage in the race, and said, “I have spent a lot of time hearing from people in different communities around the state about both their concerns and hopes. I am grateful to this first group of supporters, who come from different communities and who are experts on different issues. I am grateful for their belief in me and their belief that we can work together to make state government a force for good.”

Tim Briglin, Representative from Windsor county, offered his words of support: “As an educator, as a mom, as a leader, Rebecca offers the strong executive experience and thoughtful solutions Vermont needs. She’s about getting things done.”

“Vermont needs to start reducing its emissions and taking climate seriously. Rebecca speaks with passion and commitment on this issue. She’s the governor that Vermont needs in 2020,” said Mary Sullivan, Representative from Chittenden county. 

“Rebecca Holcombe gives me hope. Her compassion for others, her character, and her common sense are what we need to help bridge the gap between the haves and have nots in Vermont,” said Dave Yacavone, representing Lamoille-Washington. 


Dottie Deans, former Vermont Democratic Party Chair, voiced her support for Rebecca and added: “Scott and Zuckerman are both longtime politicians. That leaves us with the same people, saying the same things. Rebecca offers a different perspective as an educator and a mother, and she has strong executive experience. Rebecca understands how to get things done.”

In response to the significant early support from legislators across the state, campaign manager, Cameron Russell, remarked, “We’re very honored to have the support of such a well-respected and diverse number of legislators and political leaders at this stage in the campaign. The fact that so many have voiced their support for Rebecca’s candidacy, and her capacity to bring leadership and a can-do attitude to the Governor’s office, at this stage in the race shows the strength of her candidacy.”

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