Another Democratic candidate is launching a bid for Vermont’s lone Congressional seat. Sianay Chase Clifford says she wants to represent Vermont in Congress so she can fight for working families with progressive policies. “We need people who, in the face of hard decisions, will choose working families no matter what,” she said. She was raised in Essex and became a social worker after receiving bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston College. She then worked for U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachucetts on Capitol Hill. She has also worked as an aide in the offices of HUD Secretary Julián Castro and Governor Deval Patrick, of Massschusetts. If elected, she would become the first Black woman elected to statewide office.