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Candidates for lieutenant governor debate on Paramount stage

Wednesday, June 15 at 6 p.m. — RUTLAND — Next Wednesday watch back-to-back Republican and Democratic debates starting at 6 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland.

With incumbent Lt. Gov. Molly Gray stepping aside to run for Congress, Vermont’s No. 2 job is wide open. Republican candidates include Sen. Joe Benning, R-Caledonia, and former Rutland City Alderman Gregory Thayer. Democratic candidates include Rep. Charlie Kimbell, D-Woodstock; nonprofit executive Patricia Presto; former Rep. Kitty Toll, D-Danville; and former lieutenant governor David Zuckerman. All six are scheduled to take part in the June 15 debates. The event will be moderated by VTDigger.

Courtesty VTDigger

Attendees can choose to join in-person at the Paramount Theatre or virtually via the livestream on VTDigger’s website. Register here on Eventbrite for in-person tickets or the livestream. Electronic tickets and links to the livestream will be emailed on June 8.

For in-person attendees, 30 minutes before showtime there will be a cocktail (cash) bar with some VTDigger journalists and staff.

All attendees are required to be up to date on Covid vaccinations. In accordance with federal guidelines, masks will be required if local Covid-19 levels are rated “high” by the CDC at the time of the event the status at: check at: cdc.gov/coronavirus.

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