Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Black Republican to run for Lt. Governor of Vermont!

Montpelier — Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock announced Thursday that he intends to run for lieutenant governor in 2016, saying he would present big new ideas that would help the state boost its economy and keep young people in Vermont.

“I looked at the inventory of my strengths on the one hand and the needs of Vermont on the other and that’s why I chose to run,” Brock said Thursday.

While little-known Democrat Brandon Riker has announced a run for the state’s No. 2 political office, Brock is the first Republican to enter the race. Brock ran for governor in 2012, losing to incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin.

In an interview, Brock took specific aim at Vermont Health Connect, saying the software work that has been contracted out of state should have remained within the state’s borders. He said young Vermonters should be given jobs to fix the state government’s aging IT infrastructure.

“We are going to be doing huge software projects to fix our aging infrastructure,” Brock said. “All of that is a tremendous opportunity (for jobs).”

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