Why Brattleboro activist Isaac Evans-Frantz wants to represent Vermont in the U.S. Senate
Brattleboro activist Isaac Evans-Frantz has joined the race for U.S. Senate as a Democrat, one of several candidates vying to fill the seat that will be vacated by Sen. Patrick Leahy, who announced he would not seek re-election.
Evans-Frantz will face current U.S. House Rep. Peter Welch, and Warren physician Niki Thran, in the state's August Democratic primary. The general election will be held in November.
Evans-Frantz told Vermont Edition that his top priorities as senator would be creating a universal public healthcare system and addressing the climate crisis.
"I want to be Vermont's next senator because we are living through a time of intense crisis, mass extinction, foreign wars, and here in this state, a housing and healthcare crisis," he told host Connor Cyrus.
"And I'm not seeing our leaders adequately addressing these issues."
Listen to the full interview to hear more from the candidate about growing up in Brattleboro, his anti-war work and the policies he says would make him a Progressive voice in Washington.
Broadcast live on Wednesday, April 27, at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.