The Barre travel agency owner who narrowly lost the governor’s race to Peter Shumlin in 2014 has joined a crowded field of Republicans seeking the lieutenant governor nomination.
“Milne, 61, is president of Milne Travel, founded as a one-person woman owned business by Marion Milne in the 1970’s. During his thirty-three years leading the company, Milne Travel has grown into one of America’s most recognized travel businesses, with tens of thousands of clients, nearly 100 employees in ten states, and a network of community based offices stretching from Westchester County NY, to Northern Maine, with three offices in Vermont.
“As someone whose business was profoundly impacted by coronavirus, I know how difficult this time has been for so many Vermonters whose lives and livelihoods have been upended,” said Milne. “Now more than ever, we need more leaders in Montpelier who understand the challenge of running a small business, and creating and protecting good jobs. Governor Scott needs a partner, not an adversary, in the lieutenant governor’s office in order to move Vermont through our economic recovery and toward a more prosperous future.”
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