NEWPORT — This week, Kendall Lambert of Newport City announced she is running for Vermont House of Representatives for the district of Orleans 2, which includes Coventry, Irasburg, Newport, Newport Center, and a portion of Troy.
She will be seeking one of the Republican nominations against Mike Marcotte and Woody Page.
“I am running to be a strong, effective, conservative voice for the Northeast Kingdom in Montpelier, and while I may not be the handpicked replacement, I believe it’s far beyond time to have young, and especially female, representatives for our community,” said the 31-year-old Lambert. “At a time when the Northeast Kingdom and true conservative policies are continually disregarded, we can no longer afford to settle for the status quo in our elections.”
Lambert, an eighth-generation Vermonter, grew up on a small family farm in Northwestern Vermont. She says she is seeking the Republican nomination as a true fiscal conservative and a strong supporter of free market economies.
“Small government means the protection of individual liberties and freedom, but also local control,” said Lambert. “You could certainly call me a Libertarian.”
Lambert currently works to support the Northeast Kingdom environment as the director of the Newport-based Memphremagog Watershed Association.
“Vermont’s environment is an essential common good, is a cornerstone of our daily lives, and supports multiple industries including agriculture and tourism,” said Lambert. “Vermonters are dedicated hunters, fishermen, hikers, farmers, and outdoor enthusiasts elected, I will work for sound environmental protection to make sure these opportunities remain for future generations while avoiding burdening taxpayers, towns, and especially our farmers, to meet our goals.”
Lambert serves on the board of directors for NorthWoods Stewardship Center, is part of the steering committee for Watershed United Vermont, and is an active member of the United Church of Newport.