House minority leader to run for lieutenant governor

House Minority Leader Don Turner had planned to leave his seat in the Legislature this year. Now, he’s eyeing a return to Montpelier only this time in a new office. Turner, a Milton Republican, confirmed Wednesday afternoon that he will run for lieutenant governor. “With the big divide going on in the state, you know, within our party and with the governor I felt it was important to step up,” Turner said. At a time when legislative leadership and the governor’s office are on opposite sides of the aisle, Turner said he sees potential for the lieutenant governor to be a bridge between the two. “I wanted to bring balance to the Statehouse and I think that the lieutenant governor’s role can do that,” he said. Continue reading