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Shumlin Wins 110-69

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Lt. Gov Scott announces results. Photo by Carla Occaso.
Lt. Gov Scott announces results. Photo by Carla Occaso.

MONTPELIER – Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, R-Middlesex named the winner of a joint assembly vote to elect the next governor of Vermont Jan. 8. After the results were announced there was little audible reaction from those crowding the House chamber but for a slight ruffling of movement. There were three names on the ballot: Dan Feliciano, L-Essex Junction, Scott Milne, R-Pomfret and Gov. Peter Shumlin, D-East Montpelier. Feliciano received zero votes, Milne got 69 and Shumlin got 110, making him the clear winner.

Shumlin issued the following statement shortly after the results were announced:
Counting the votes. Photo by Carla Occaso.
Counting the votes. Photo by Carla Occaso.
“It’s been an incredible honor to serve as Governor of Vermont, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to continue serving this state I love. I expect this will be a productive session addressing the issues Vermonters care about so deeply. In my Inaugural and Budget Addresses, I will offer my proposals to help expand our economy, grow jobs and increase affordability, because I know that many in Vermont still are not feeling the benefit of our economic recovery. I will also propose ways to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in making sure state government operates at a price Vermonters can afford, while providing critical services to our most vulnerable. Vermont continues to be the best place in America to live, work and raise a family, and we need to fight hard every day to make that a reality for every single Vermonter. I look forward working with Vermonters and legislators to do just that.”
The governor is scheduled to be sworn in and deliver an inaugural message at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 8.
Senators chat while waiting for results. Photo by Carla Occaso.
Senators chat while waiting for results. Photo by Carla Occaso.

Senate files out after vote. Photo by Carla Occaso.
Senate files out after vote. Photo by Carla Occaso.
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