Seven candidates seek to fill lieutenant governor post in November – Burlington Free Press

Tim Ashe (D/P Chittenden), senate pro tem, is perhaps the best-known of the seven declared candidates for Vermont lieutenant governor.

"The job carries minimal duties and has just one staff member, but it’s also just a heartbeat away from the top job of running the executive branch of the State of Vermont – as Howard Dean could tell you. The Free Press profiles all seven candidates. The current lieutenant governor, Progressive/Democrat David Zuckerman, is running for governor. The lieutenant governor presides over the state Senate, fills in as acting governor when the governor is away, and has little direct authority over policy.

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