Molly Gray Takes Lead In Lieutenant Governor Race, Scott Milne Concedes
Updated 6:42 a.m. 11/4/2020
Democrat Molly Gray will be Vermont's next lieutenant governor, according to unofficial returns.
Gray was ahead of Republican Scott Milne by nine points late Tuesday night, and Milne conceded.
As of early Wednesday morning, The Associated Press was reporting that Gray captured just over 50% of votes cast, with Milne capturing 44% of the vote.
Gray is 36, and a native of Newbury. She works as an assistant attorney general, and is a political newcomer.
Tonight, we made history. 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. #vtpoli pic.twitter.com/hUwuChGr37— Molly Gray (@mollyforvermont) November 4, 2020
In a speech late Tuesday, she spoke of the challenges the state faces, but said she and her generation are ready to meet them.
“Together, I know we can take Vermont forward. I also know we can be an example for the nation of how to come together, work together, put divisiveness aside, and succeed together,” Gray said. “I stand before you tonight hopeful, because I truly believe in the promise of our state.”
Milne said in an email he was “honored by the tens of thousands of Vermonters” who supported his candidacy, and he congratulated Gray on her victory.
I am honored by the tens of thousands of Vermonters who supported my candidacy. I send my sincere congratulations to @mollyforvermont on her victory this evening, and wish her success moving forward. #vtpoli— Scott Milne (@MilneForVT) November 4, 2020
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