VT AG RACE UPDATE: DAGA Statement Supporting Vermont AG TJ Donovan

August 11, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) released the following statement from Executive Director Sean Rankin congratulating AG Donovan on his primary victory and his assured path to re-election this Fall.

Statement from Sean Rankin, Executive Director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association:

“Congratulations to TJ Donovan on his primary win. AG Donovan is a trusted, progressive leader who stands up for the people of Vermont. His dedication as Attorney General and his roll-up-your sleeves work ethic are exactly why Donovan won. From supporting key reforms to the justice system to protecting access to affordable health care, AG Donovan continues to demonstrate why electing Democratic AGs is crucial to moving our country in the right direction. We look forward to TJ Donovan’s re-election this Fall and his continued leadership as a Democratic Attorney General. We are certain he will continue to serve as a champion for the people of Vermont, and DAGA is ready to assist him.”

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND

AG Donovan is a national leader on the issue of criminal justice reform.

  • He championed bail reform legislation that was signed into law in 2019 to address inequality and undue hardship prevalent in the criminal justice system.
  • He developed the Rapid Intervention Community Court (RICC), which is available to non-violent offenders and provides a path to address mental health or addiction.

AG Donovan is part of the Democratic AG coalition defending the Affordable Care Act against the Republican AG ACA Repeal lawsuit slated to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court this Fall.

In 2018, AG Donovan won re-election with 67 percent of the vote, receiving 100,000+ more votes than his opponent.