Four-year guv term dies in Senate - VT Digger

It’s four years almost everywhere else, but here in Vermont elections for governor will continue on a two-year cycle for the foreseeable future.

White argues that if a governor had a four-year term, but lawmakers didn’t, he or she would be able to wield unfair influence in off-year elections. Governors would be able to work with interest groups and others on “influencing the vote” in legislative elections because “they don’t have to worry about their own election,” she said.

White added that because Vermonters typically re-elect governors after their first two years in office, “they really do have a four-year term.”

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  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2020-03-01 10:31:19 -0500
    Too bad. The Gov. now is in a perpetual state of political turmoil (worry). It would be nice if we could get a year or two out of the Governor where he or she was not worried about an upcoming election.