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Former Vermont Education Secretary Running For Governor As A Democrat

Rebecca Holcombe
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Rebecca Holcombe

The former secretary of the Vermont Agency of Education is running for governor as a Democrat.
Rebecca Holcombe announced her bid Tuesday when she launched a campaign website, Rebeccaholcombe.com.

The 52-year-old Norwich resident served as education secretary for four years under former Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin. She continued in the position in the Scott administration until she resigned last year.

She is the first candidate to declare her candidacy in the 2020 race. She is expected to face Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who has not announced whether he plans to run for re-election next year.

Republican Gov. Phil Scott says he's focused on his goals and not the potential 2020 electoral challenge from the former secretary of the Vermont Agency of Education.

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