Susan Hatch Davis, Washington, 802.439.5103
Susan is a former Progressive State Representative and a current member of the Coordinating Committee. She has always been a champion of progressive causes and has first-hand knowledge of the struggles of working people. Susan fights for racial, economic, social justice and the right to collectively bargain. She was brought up in a family of ten (10) children and sees her friends and neighbors struggling even though they are working to pay for healthcare, taxes, utilities, raise a family and all the while trying to put food on the table. Susan has been a strong voice for ordinary people and through her work in her local community she continues to help develop a stronger citizenship and a more effective democracy. She recently co -founded the successful Neighbor Helping Neighbor program at the East Orange Church and School House and coordinates a monthly “Koffee Klatch”. Susan founded “Tuesday School” in her local community for local young children in the summer. Her grass-roots organization means that Susan has first-hand knowledge of the needs of her community and working families.
Ida Mae Specker, Andover, 802.734.8183
Ida Specker hails from Southern Vermont, where her family has lived for four generations. In 2009, she graduated from Brown University with a BA in Anthropology. In 2012, she chose to return to live and work in her hometown. A fiddle player, independent music teacher, freelance editor and amateur farmer, Ida is an active member of her community. She recently organized the first ever Andover Progressive Party caucus, and serves as town chair. Her primary issues of concern are access to transportation, environmental protection and economic development. She has observed and experienced firsthand the challenges that face young people, families, and newcomers to the state in gaining access to land and affordable housing. Ida looks forward to learning more about state and local issues and contributing her energy to the Vermont Progressive Party.
Adam Norton, Montpelier, 802.355.7534
Adam is a class-conscious young Vermonter who grew up in Essex Center. He is a first-generation college graduate, receiving a BA in Social Sciences and Global Studies from Lyndon State College in 2012. Adam has been actively involved in many campaigns for social and economic justice, including increasing State support for public colleges and advocating for single-payer healthcare. Adam became heavily involved in the Progressive Party during the 2011 legislative session as Rep. Chris Pearson’s intern and also worked on Doug Hoffer’s successful campaign for State Auditor. Adam served as the Essex Town Chair and has been a member of the State Committee since 2011. Adam works for the VSEA as a Strategic Analyst, lobbying on behalf of Vermont State Employees, bargaining contracts and providing campaign
Nick Clark, Norwich
Nick is one of the founders of Upper Valley Young Liberals, a politically active organization of young people who live in the Upper Valley. He developed campaigning skills through his 2016 campaign for Vermont House where he was endorsed by the Progressive Party, Rights and Democracy, and the Vermont State Employees Union. He is a former member of the Democratic State Committee, where he developed knowledge of party structure and strategy. Nick has developed structured and critical thinking skills through his role as a freelance web developer.
Justin Classen, Rutland Town, 802.558.2598
Justin is the Rutland County Chair for the Vermont Progressive Party.