Ingram in, Copeland-Hanzas out for Dem nomination for lieutenant-governor - VT Digger

Sen. Debbie Ingram (D-Chittenden) announced she plans to run for lieutenant governor. Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas said she won’t. Ingram joins Sen. Tim Ashe in the race for the Dem nomination for LG.

"Ingram has served for six years on the Williston Planning Commission, six years on the Williston Selectboard, and is currently in her fourth year in the Vermont Senate. She is also an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and is the executive director of Vermont Interfaith Action, a nonprofit coalition of congregations that advocate for social justice. Ingram has been vocal about substance use during her time in the Senate and has personally struggled with alcohol. In 2017, during her first term in the Senate, Ingram was arrested for driving under the influence. She issued a full apology at the time, saying she had “experienced a relapse of the disease of alcoholism.”

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