As we get closer to the Vermont gubernatorial election this coming November, a local candidate has thrown his hat into the ring. Former US Ambassador and US State Senator Peter Galbraith told the Brattleboro Reformer Tuesday morning that he will be running for the Democratic nomination to succeed current governor Peter Shumlin who has ties in the Westminster and Putney areas.
He told the newspaper that his campaign will focus on economic justice and fairness as well as making life easier for working class families. Galbraith hopes to promote fair taxes including cutting property taxes across the Green Mountain State and creating appropriate tax rates for high-income individuals and families.
With this morning’s announcement, there are now five total candidates running for the office, not including Shumlin, who announced last year that he won’t be seeking a fourth term.
Galbraith joins Sue Minter and Matt Dunne while they seek the nomination for their party while Bruce Lisman and Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott vie for the nomination for the Republican party.