For the first time in six years, Vermont has a Republican Governor in Phil Scott.
Scott is no stranger to Vermont politics, he served in the senate for 11 years before becoming Lieutenant Governor six years ago.
Scott says he is looking forward to working together in Montpelier.
“We need to lead by example, we need to find areas where we can work together and ways to get that done, I think focusing on the economy growing more revenue organically rather than forcing by taxation and fees is part of the answer,” says Scott.
Alongside him for much of the campaign season was Randy Brock running for Lieutenant Governor, however the votes were not in his favor as he was defeated by David Zuckerman.
“This is a bittersweet moment because I am so happy Phil Scott has been elected Governor of the State of Vermont and that suggests strongly that we are going to have that we are going to have an administration that will begin repairing some of the things we have been talking about in this campaign,” said Brock.
Perhaps the candidate with the hardest race, Scott Milne, who challenged longtime Senator Patrick Leahy.
Milne focused much of his attention on campaign finance reform and term limits. It wasn’t enough to take down the longest serving senator.
“Obviously it is more fun to win than lose but I am proud of the campaign and I am sorry to all of the Vermonters, I ran into people all day today who thought we were going to win, I think it was important for Vermont and America for us to win,” said Milne.