Brattleboro Democrat enters race for U.S. Senate
Brattleboro, Vermont activist Isaac Evans-Frantz has entered the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat being opened by the retirement of Patrick Leahy.
Evans-Frantz co-founded and served as executive director of the global advocacy group Action Corps.
A native of Brattleboro, he served on the Vermont State Board of Education as the first high school student with a vote. He said he has worked with both Senators Bernie Sanders’ and Leahy’s staff and while they represent the state well, it is time for a younger generation to step into leadership roles.
“As your U.S. Senator I will make it easier for young people to stay, return and come to Vermont to work," Evans-Frantz said.
Evans-Franz faces Congressman Peter Welch in the Democratic primary. Christina Nolan is the only declared Republican running for the Senate seat.