St. Albans Messenger Endorses Turner

Don Turner best choice for Lt. Gov. When Moody’s downgraded Vermont’s bond rating this week, it also set some parameters for what Vermonters should consider when they choose between the candidates in the general election Nov. 6. The issue, as Moody’s stressed, is the state’s low rate of growth, the aging of its population, and how it handles its unfunded pension liabilities. It’s an issue of fiscal discipline and how we reorient our economy to produce the growth and the jobs that go along with it. It’s Vermont’s fundamental challenge. In the Lt. Gov.’s race between progressive David Zuckerman and Republican Don Turner, it’s Mr. Turner who is best equipped to help meet the state’s challenges. Mr. Turner’s entire political life has been focused on precisely what Moody’s says ails us. In contrast, Mr. Zuckerman’s political objectives, almost without exception, land on the far left of the political spectrum, and do little to address Vermont’s core challenges. His most widely known proposal to stimulate growth is that of legalizing the recreational sale of marijuana Continue reading

Lt. Governor Candidate Don Turner’s Public Appearance Schedule for October 23rd through October 29th

Lt. Governor Candidate Don Turner’s Public Appearance Schedule for October 23rd through October 29th Milton, VT - Today, State Representative and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Don Turner announced his public schedule for Tuesday, October 23rd through Monday, October 29th. Don will be meeting with Vermonters to discuss his focus on affordability. Continue reading

Turner Cares About Southern Vermont

We need comprehensive leadership under the Golden Dome. Representative Don Turner brings a number of perspectives to the position of Lieutenant Governor—that of a legislator for 13 years, first responder for over 30 years, town manager, and small businessman. He is a true public servant.  Continue reading

A More Affordable Vermont

Vermonters are yearning for tax relief and fiscal responsibility from Montpelier. As public servants, we owe it to them to answer their calls. As your next Lieutenant Governor, I will laser focus on affordability and the economy by restoring collaboration and balance under the Golden Dome. - Don Turner

Don Responds to Moody's Downgrade: Calls on Zuckerman to Withdraw Support of Divestment

Lt. Governor Candidate Don Turner Responds to Moody’s Downgrade; Calls on Lt. Governor Zuckerman to Withdraw Support for Divestment Milton, VT--Today, candidate for Lieutenant Governor Don Turner issued the following statement in response to Vermont’s bond rating downgrade issued by Moody’s Investor Service: “Vermont has enjoyed a longstanding triple A rating from Moody’s, thanks in large part to our strong financial management at the state level. However, it is clear that our demographic crisis and increases in our unfunded liabilities have led to severe budgetary and financial challenges. “Over the last decade, the Legislature has committed to fully funding our annual contributions to the pension fund. The ballooning payment schedule led to an investment of around $100 million in the FY19 budget to pay down liabilities, which I fully support. “However, this downgrade clearly illustrates that we cannot afford to take any risks with our unfunded liabilities. We owe it to our taxpayers, state employees, teachers, and retirees to get this right. Continue reading

Turner Supports Small Businesses

As a small business owner in Vermont, I’ve witnessed first-hand many of our state’s challenges.Finding qualified workers, navigating a complex permitting system, and remaining competitivewith a neighboring state--that doesn’t even have a sales tax--are a fact of life for me. But I havean obligation to my employees to ensure their wages are paid, and an obligation to mycustomers to offer quality products. But with a lack of support in Montpelier--with the exceptionof Governor Scott--it’s a challenge to keep the wheels turning. Continue reading

To All State of Vermont Firefighters

As a life-long resident of Milton, Vermont, and a 55 year member of the Milton Fire Department, I am requesting your support of Donald Turner, Jr. as Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in our upcoming November election. I had the privilege of being on the interview committee in 1983 when we signed Don on as a new member of our volunteer department. We recognized him as a young man eager to work hard to serve his community and fellow firefighters on the Department.   Continue reading

Lt. Governor Candidate Don Turner’s Proposals to Reform the Lieutenant Governor’s Office

Milton, VT - Today, State Representative and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Don Turner issued the following statement: “Throughout my entire political career, I’ve strived to work across the aisle and listen to all perspectives. As Minority Leader, I’ve had to unify a caucus with diverse opinions, and work with the Majority to get things done for Vermonters. In this increasingly partisan era, I’m running for Lieutenant Governor to restore this focus on collaboration and partnership.   "As Lieutenant Governor, I will continue to build on the relationships with my colleagues in the State House, as well as the many Vermonters I've met while traveling across our state. Hardworking Vermonters have a story to tell, and it's been an informative experience to learn from them. Continue reading

Former Lt. Governor Supports Don Turner

The office of Lieutenant Governor provides an opportunity to build bridges and close partisan divides.  Don Turner has demonstrated in the legislature that he treats all people fairly and with respect. Don Turner will make a great Lt Governor for the people of Vermont. Don Turner has the skills, experience and temperament to make an outstanding Lt Governor. Continue reading

Lt. Governor Candidate Don Turner's Public Appearance Schedule October 16th - 22nd

Lt. Governor Candidate Don Turner’s Public Appearance Schedule for October 16th through October 22nd Milton, VT - Today, State Representative and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Don Turner announced his public schedule for Tuesday, October 16th through Monday, October 22nd. Don will be meeting with Vermonters to discuss his strong record of collaboration and building bridges in the Legislature.For more information on Don’s candidacy, please visit www.donturnerjr.org.Tuesday, October 16th6:30am - 7:30amRichmond Sign WavePark and Ride, Richmond, VTWednesday, October 17th7:00am - 7:25amCharlie and Ernie Radio Show8:15am - 8:45 amBristol Coffee Club with Rep. Fred BaserBristol, VT11:15am - 11:30amSpringfield Meet and GreetSpringfield Senior Solutions, Springfield, VT7:00pm - 8:30pmBrattleboro Meet and GreetGreen Mountain Chapel, 480 Western Avenue, Brattleboro, VT Continue reading