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Democrats Governor Vermont

Gov. Peter Shumlin (D)

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Peter Elliott Shumlin(born March 24, 1956) is the 81st and current Governor of Vermont. He represented the Windham Vermont Senate District for 8 terms (1992–2002, 2006–2011). He was elected the Governor in the 2010 election.

Early life, education and career

Shumlin went to high school at the Buxton School, and he graduated from Wesleyan University in 1979.Shumlin served on the Putney Selectboard in the 1980s and helped found Landmark College, which is located in Putney. The college was created to help people with learning disabilities gain a college education. Shumlin’s father, George, a third generation American, was Jewish and descended from immigrants from Russia; Shumlin’s mother, Kitty, is an immigrant who grew up in a Protestant family.

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