Happy Birthday Don Turner!

Dear friends, When Don Turner announced last month that he was running for Lieutenant Governor I could easily envision him winning that race. His experience, common sense and ability to bring people together is what I want to see more of in Montpelier. I signed on as his Treasurer, willing to help in any way I could, grateful that he was willing to continue to serve. As many of you know, serving Vermonters is natural for Don and he’s been doing it for years as a first responder and firefighter in his hometown of Milton and later as a State Representative and Minority Leader. Continue reading

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