Remarks by LSC Board Chair John G. Levi | LSC Board Meeting | July 2016
It is now my privilege to introduce Peter Shumlin, Vermont’s 81st governor.
Governor Shumlin’s career in public service spans more than three decades.
It began at the age of 24, when he was elected to serve on the Putney Board of Selectmen.
In 1990, Governor Madeleine Kunin appointed him to fill an empty seat in the Vermont House of Representatives, where he served for three years before moving on to serve eight terms in the Vermont Senate. He was elected governor in 2010, the first of three two-year terms.
Governor Shumlin chaired the Democratic Governors Association during his first two terms.
Governor Shumlin has focused his time in office on creating jobs, investing in education, and controlling health care costs, and during his administration Vermont became the first state to ban fracking and to require GMO labeling.
A small business owner and entrepreneur, Governor Shumlin is on leave during his governorship as the co-director of Putney Student Travel and National Geographic Student Expeditions, a company that sends students on educational programs and service projects across the globe.