Dean Corren Endorsed by US Senator Patrick Leahy
BURLINGTON, VT – In a year when voter turnout could be low candidates for statewide office are pushing every advantage possible. Endorsements are no exception and Dean Corren, who is running for Lt. Governor and a Progressive/Democrat, just landed a big one.
Senator Patrick Leahy has leant his support to the top two Democrats for state office, saying, “Peter Shumlin and Dean Corren have the experience and vision to lead Vermont. I support their commitment to Vermont's families as they work to protect our environment in the face of a changing climate and ensure Vermonters receive safe, affordable health care.”
Corren, a former four-term legislator from Burlington is in his first race for statewide office. Senator Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch have both already endorsed Corren. Sanders is in Corren’s latest television ad saying, “Make the right choice for Lt. Governor: I’m voting for Dean Corren.” In that ad, he joins former Governot Madeleine Kunin, VDP Chair Dottie Deans, and a group of other women leaders of Vermont. Early in the campaign Governor Peter Shumlin decided to back Corren.
In his professional work, Corren is a clean energy expert who has the backing of the Sierra Club, Vermont Conservation Voters and renowned environmental activist Bill McKibben. He also enjoys support from all of the state’s major labor unions as well as the Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund PAC.
“Certainly, having earned the support from all three members of our Congressional delegation is an terrific boost,” said Corren. “These endorsements send a clear message that my values and positions are far more closely in sync with our fellow Vermonters. I look forward to working alongside them as Lt. Governor. We have many challenges to address and it will help to have a Lt. Governor with a close working relationship to our delegation in Washington.”
Visit www.deancorren.com for more information about the Corren campaign, including how you can help.