Meet Rebecca Holcombe, Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate

Rebecca Holcombe, former Vermont Secretary of Education. Photo provided

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The 2020 political season is just beginning in Springfield. On Monday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the HCRS Building at 390 River St., the Springfield Town Democrats will host Rebecca Holcombe as its guest speaker. This event is open to the public.

Holcombe is the first Democrat to announce her candidacy for governor in the 2020 election. She has a strong background in education and is a former teacher, principal, and most recently, secretary of education. In her first year as secretary of education, Holcombe received national attention for challenging the harmful nature of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. From her many experiences in education, Holcombe learned about the strong connection between education, opportunity, and long-term success of our communities.

Holcombe serves as a trustee at the Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital and is well aware of the difficulties faced by rural hospitals as they try to serve the medical needs of the community while grappling with the changing demographics of rural Vermont.

There will be plenty of time to hear about her vision for Vermont and to ask Holcombe questions. For more information about Rebecca Holcombe, you can go to her website, For questions about the event, contact Char Osterlund at This event is open to the public and free of charge.

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