Former UVM SGA President Kesha Ram will join Representative Dave Zuckerman in representing Chittenden's 3-4 district in the Vermont State House in Montpelier. "The first reaction I had was humbling," she explained to me in a phone call, "It's incredibly humbling that people from all walks of life will actually circle your name."Or, you know, fill in the oval next to your name.
In securing victory, Ms. Ram has defeated incumbent Chris Pearson, a Progressive. This comes at a major blow to the Vermont Progressive Party; Mr. Pearson served as Caucus Chair. For Representative Zuckerman, victory has extended his decade-plus tenure of service in the State House. I have contacted both Representative Zuckerman and Mr. Pearson for comments — I'll post them when they get back to me.