Vermonter Garrett Graff has worked in Washington D.C. for 13 years a journalist, most recently at Politico. He is now moving back to his home state where he hopes to mount a campaign for Lieutenant Governor as a Democrat. But questions have emerged over whether he is even eligible to run under the state’s residency requirements. Graff explained to WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley why he decided to return and why he thinks he should be allowed on the ballot.
If Graff formally mounts a campaign for Vermont Lieutenant Governor he will face a primary against fellow Democrats Kesha Ram, Brandon Riker and State Senator David Zuckerman, who said this week that he will formally announce his campaign in December. Republican Randy Brock is also seeking the position, which is open because incumbent Republican Phil Scott is seeking the governor’s office.