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Phillip Scott (politician)

Phil Scott
79th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 6, 2011
Governor Peter Shumlin
Preceded by Brian Dubie
Member of the Vermont Senate from the Washington district
In office
2001–2010
Succeeded by Anthony Pollina
Personal details
Born (1958-08-04) August 4, 1958
Barre, Vermont
Political party Republican

Phil Scott (born August 4, 1958) is an American politician from the State of Vermont.

Scott is a Republican. He served five terms in the Vermont Senate representing the Washington County Senate District. He was the Vice-Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee and Chair of the Senate Institutions Committee. On November 2, 2010, Scott was elected the 79th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont.[1] assumed office January 6, 2011. He was reelected in 2012, defeating Cassandra Gekas, and elected for a third term in 2014, defeating Dean Corren.

Scott graduated in 1980 from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Education. He is a co-owner of DuBois Construction in Middlesex and is past President of the Associated General Contractors of Vermont. He is also a champion stock-car racer. He won the 1996 and 1998 Thunder Road Late Model Series championships and the 1997 and 1999 Thunder Road Milk Bowls. In 2002, Scott became a three-time champion, winning both the Thunder Road and Airborne LMS track championships and the coveted American Canadian Tour championship. To date, he is the winningest driver at Thunder Road in the modern era with 26 career wins in the track's weekly series. He also competed in the 2005 BRISCA Formula One Championship of the World where he did not finsh.[2]

He lives in Berlin, Vermont, and has two grown daughters.

On January 6, 2012 a fire at Dubois Construction caused substantial damage to the business Scott co-owns.[3][4]

Notes

  1. ^ "Phil Scott elected Vermont lt. governor". The Burlington Free Press. Associated Press. November 3, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Phil Scott scores wire-to-wire victory". Barre-Montpelier (Vt.) Times-Argus. June 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ Newspaper article, Building of Construction Firm Owned by Vermont Lieutenant Governor Burns in Middlesex , Burlington Free Press, January 6, 2012
  4. ^ Newspaper article, Fire Engulfs DuBois Construction Headquarters, Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, January 6, 2012

External links

  • Campaign website
  • Washington County Senators (2009-10) (government website)
  • Thunder Road International Speedbowl
  • American-Canadian Tour (ACT)
Preceded by
Brian Dubie
Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
2011–present
Incumbent
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