Governor of Vermont Reelected to Third Term - State and Federal Communications

January 12, 2015  •  

Governor of Vermont Reelected to Third Term

Peter_Shumlin_2012Gov. Peter Shumlin has finally won reelection following a vote of the state legislature. Shumlin received just 46.4 percent of the vote in November, less than the majority required by the state constitution, compelling the legislature’s action.

Scott Milne received 45.1 percent of the vote but, unlike previous runners-up, he did not concede the election.

By secret ballots cast in a joint session of the House and Senate, Gov. Shumlin received 110 votes to Milne’s 69.

Photo of Gov. Peter Shumlin by Community College of Vermont on Wikimedia Commons.

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