Multiple candidates for Vice President of Panem emerged today after Vice President Heavensbee’s startling announcement that he was not running for reelection.
First to announce their campaign was Liberty Party Governor Dale Wilson of District 4. Elected in one of the closer races back before President Everdeen was elected, Governor Wilson coasted to reelection in this past midterm election. Proving to be a popular governor from a large district will help him in the primary and in the general election.
Second was another governor from the Liberty Party, District 7 Governor Amy Oaksmith. Elected by a wider margin than expected in her first gubernatorial election, she was elected on the coattails of President Everdeen and could be hindered by the fact that she was not elected of her own right.
Third was a more expected entry, Secretary of State Celine Oswald. A popular former Governor of District 13 and close second in the presidential election that brought President Everdeen to office, Secretary Oswald has seen more than enough experience in just three years of assuming office. Secretary Oswald is considered to be responsible for the treaty that ended the Panem-IANO war. On a darker note, she was also the target of an assassination attempt that interrupted the presidential inauguration for at least an hour.
After the secretary came another secretary. Secretary of Defense Jonathan Madison, a former Speaker of the Panem House of Representatives, entered the race. He brings military issues to the forefront, as he engineered military strategy with District 2 Governor Gale Hawthorne during the Panem-IANO War.
Finally, District 2 Governor Gale Hawthorne announced his entry into the race for Vice President. A successful governor in District 2, he coasted to reelection this past midterm despite the close race in which he was first elected. Considered a national hero for his military ventures, he continued to be involved through the governorship, having a say in military decisions during the Panem-IANO War.