Author Topic: Vermont exec would be nation’s first transgender governor  (Read 212 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline itsApril

  • *
  • Posts: 572
  • Reputation: +19/-0
  • Gender: Female
Vermont exec would be nation’s first transgender governor
« on: August 12, 2018, 02:29:12 pm »
Vermont exec would be nation’s first transgender governor

BY WILSON RING
Associated Press
The Miami Herald
August 12, 2018 11:34 AM

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article216541085.html

BURLINGTON, VT.
A former energy company executive from Vermont has a shot at becoming the nation's first transgender governor — but she says that's not the main reason she's running.

Christine Hallquist says that in the run-up to Tuesday's primary, people are finally beginning to pay attention to the race, but her status as a transgender woman isn't what's on their minds. Rather, she says, voters want to know what she can do to help them get higher-paying jobs, provide health care for their families and better educate their children.

So she's appealing to Vermonters with a progressive message that includes a livable wage, Medicare for all, free public college education and high-speed broadband access — even to those who live on remote back roads.

"That's how I want to be known in Vermont," Hallquist, 62, told The Associated Press in an interview at her Burlington offices. "Nationally, I want to be known as the first trans candidate." . . .
-April

Offline itsApril

  • *
  • Posts: 572
  • Reputation: +19/-0
  • Gender: Female
Re: Vermont exec would be nation’s first transgender governor
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 02:56:52 pm »
Another article about this campaign.  Very positive!

Vermont primary could pave way for first transgender governor in US

by Adam Gabbatt
the guardian.com
Mon 13 Aug 2018 01.00 EDT

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/aug/13/vermont-primary-christine-hallquist-candidate-governor

If Christine Hallquist can win Tuesday’s Democratic primary, and go on to run for Vermont governor, it will be the first time in history that Americans will be able to vote for a transgender woman for such a senior political role.

For Hallquist, it will cap a remarkable journey which has included decades of internal strife over how her family would accept her as Christine, the five-year transition process before she felt ready to present herself as a woman in her job as a high-powered CEO, and even dodging an exorcism attempt as a child.

The Guardian met Hallquist five days before the primary election. That evening, Hallquist would debate her three rivals for the Democratic nomination – the 20th such debate over the past few months. It was her last chance to pitch herself to voters statewide before Tuesday’s vote, but Hallquist was relaxed. . . .
-April

Tags: