Gov. Peter Shumlin (VT)


After representing the Windham Vermont Senate District for eight non-consecutive two-year terms (1993–2003 and 2007–2011), Peter Shumlin was elected Governor in the 2010 election.

Date of Birth: March 24, 1956

Previous Office: Senate President Pro Tempore

Percent of Vote Won in Previous Election: 49.6%


  • Vermont became the first state to lay the groundwork for single-payer health care when Governor Shumlin signed an ambitious bill aimed at establishing universal insurance coverage for all residents.
  • Vermont’s high-speed broadband network has expanded to reach an estimated 282,000 locations since 2010, is poised to connect to another 12,500 in the beginning of 2013, and barring any unforeseen glitches, is on track to serve every household and business in Vermont by the end of 2013.


Read the full text of Gov. Shumlin’s 2014 State of the State Address. 

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