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Reactions to Gov. Shumlin not seeking a fourth term

“I talked with the Governor this morning when he called me about his decision, and I told him I’d never forget how he mobilized everyone and every resource to help our state after Irene… His ‘Vermont Strong’ resolve and his leadership in the immediate aftermath and in the long-term recovery efforts was exceptional.”

~ Sen. Patrick Leahy

“Governor Shumlin has been compiling an extraordinary record of service as Vermont’s 81st governor… Throughout his career, from his early days on the Putney Selectboard, to his leadership of the Vermont Senate, and through three energetic terms as Governor, Peter has been a tireless advocate for the state he loves and for the success of all Vermonters.”

~Cong. Peter Welch

“Shumlin has been, and will continue to be, an extraordinary governor for our state… we have seen Vermont thrive and grow in innumerable ways… Today’s announcement shows that Governor Shumlin will continue doing what he does best — working hard for Vermonters and focusing the remainder of his term on moving our state forward.”

~Vermont Democratic Party Chair Dottie Deans

“This is one decision for which Gov. Peter Shumlin deserves praise. In deciding not to seek reelection, Gov. Shumlin has done what is best for Vermont… I t’s time for leadership that listens and that puts progress ahead of politics. In the remaining months… Vt. Republicans will continue our laser like focus… bringing state government into the 21st Century so it can more effectively serve the people.”

~Vt. Republican Party Executive Director Jeff Bartley

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