Peter Elliott Shumlin (born March 24, 1956) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who serves as the 81st and current Governor of Vermont and has served as chair of the Democratic Governors Association since December 2012. First elected Governor in 2010, he was re-elected by a large margin in 2012. In 2014 he received a narrow plurality in his race for re-election, but did not attain the 50 percent threshold required by the Vermont Constitution, requiring the Vermont General Assembly to select the winner in January 2015. He was subsequently re-elected to a third term by the legislature by a vote of 110-69. On June 8, 2015, Shumlin announced that he will not seek re-election in 2016.
He previously served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1990 to 1993 and represented the Windham District in the Vermont Senate from 1993 to 2003 and 2007 to 2011. He was the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in 2002...
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