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Democratic gubernatorial debate: Candidates call for systemic change

With the statewide primary taking place on Aug. 11,  followed by the general election on Nov. 3, candidates tried to set themselves apart while also lodging hits at incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who is running for his second term.

By Lucy Townend

June 25, 2020

Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman, former Vermont Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe and attorney Patrick Winburn, the three gubernatorial candidates, discussed issues including re-opening the state, police reform and climate change.

Hallquist Presents Progressive Vision for State’s Future

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Christine Hallquist sitting outside Mead Chapel at a picnic table on a brisk, fall day.


November 1, 2018

Christine Hallquist has managed balancing a progressive, local political agenda whilst balancing international media attention. We sat down with her to figure how how she does it.

Incumbent Scott, Favored to Win, Says Stay the Course

Governor Phil Scott interviewed before a campaign event here in the town of Middlebury.


November 1, 2018

Gov. Scott, one of the most favored Republican governors in the nation, is finding himself confronted with Hallquist's progressive agenda. We met with him in Middlebury for an interview.

The Center Will Hold: Madeleine Kunin Reflects on Aging and Optimism in Politics

Madeline Kunin speaks to students


November 1, 2018

Madeleine Kunin, the only female governor of Vermont reads from her memoir at Middlebury, noting the adversity and challenges women in politics face today.

Why I voted for Christine Hallquist for Governor

Why I voted for Christine Hallquist for Governor


November 1, 2018

I voted for Christine Hallquist last week based on 16 years of experience working in the statehouse.

He’s 13 Years Old and Running for Governor

Ethan Sonneborn, age 13, is running for governor of Vermont.


October 4, 2017

Ethan Sonneborn, an eighth grade student at Mount Abraham Union Middle School, announced this month his campaign for a spot in Vermont’s 2018 gubernatorial race. Sonneborn, a Democrat, aims to inspire other young people to participate in politics at any level. “We need to engage young people in...

No Majority in Gubernatorial Election; Legislature to Vote

No Majority in Gubernatorial Election; Legislature to Vote

By Alessandria Schumacher

November 12, 2014

While most states have elected governors and legislators who will begin their terms in 2015, the identity of Vermont’s future governor still remains in question and will be decided in a secret vote by the 180 person State Legislature in 2015.  Election Day ended with incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin...

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