Meet The Candidates Series

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The next governor will shape the future of health care, marijuana policy, social programs and taxes in Vermont, and the candidates don’t agree on much.

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The lieutenant governor presides over and sets the agenda in the state senate and, when things don't go as planned, could become governor.

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Vermont’s secretary of state deals with issues of professional licensing, corporate regulations and open records laws. Perhaps this office is best known for running Vermont’s elections.

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Should Vermont divest from fossil fuels? Will today’s state employees get the retirement benefits they’ve been promised? Your vote will help determine who’s in charge of answering those questions.

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Two people want to go to the U.S. House of Representatives on Vermont’s behalf to try to get things done in Washington.

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The winner of this race joins Bernie Sanders in representing Vermonters for a six-year term in the U.S. Senate.

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The auditor of accounts is tasked with reviewing state programs to find waste and inefficiency and to hold government agencies accountable.

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With incumbent Bill Sorrell retiring, Vermont is getting its first new attorney general since 1997. Voters will decide who oversees law enforcement in Vermont, and who defends Vermont’s laws from legal challenges.


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Three Democrats are in the running for their party's nomination for governor: Matt Dunne, Peter Galbraith and Sue Minter. They face off in a live debate Thursday on Vermont Edition.

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Two Republicans are in the running for their party's nomination for governor, Businessman Bruce Lisman and Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott, and they're facing off in a live debate on Vermont Edition.

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All this summer, VPR has been connecting you with the candidates for higher office, bringing you the latest from the campaigns. To help you prepare for Tuesday's primary, check out our new "Meet the Candidates" podcast and hear from the candidates on the top issues facing the state.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Dunne says he'd like to raise Vermont's capital gains tax rate in order to fund expanded access to college for Vermonters.

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Bruce Lisman, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, joined Vermont Edition for a one-on-one discussion. This interview is part of VPR's "Meet the Candidates" series, where we address a range of topics, but also want each participating candidate’s thoughts on four specific issues: gun control, taxes, marijuana legalization and health care.

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Bruce Lisman is a Burlington native who spent years working in global finance, and now he’s running in the Republican primary for governor of Vermont.  As part of our "Meet The Candidates" series, we speak with Lisman about his positions on gun control, marijuana legalization, health care and the other top issues facing the state.

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Matt Dunne is one of three Democratic candidates for governor heading into the primary, and he joined Vermont Edition for a one-on-one discussion.

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Matt Dunne of Hartland has worked in community relations for Google since 2008, and previously led the national AmeriCorps*VISTA agency. He's now one of three Democratic candidates for governor of Vermont. As part of our "Meet The Candidates" series, we speak with Dunne about his positions on gun control, marijuana legalization, health care and the other top issues facing the state.

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Lt. Gov. Phil Scott is running as a Republication candidate for governor, and he joined Vermont Edition on Wednesday for a one-on-one conversation in advance of August's primary. 

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Phil Scott of Berlin has served as Vermont's Lieutenant Governor since 2011. He's now one of two Republican candidates for governor.

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Peter Galbraith, a Democratic candidate for governor, joined Vermont Edition on Monday for a one-on-one conversation. This interview is part of VPR’s "Meet the Candidates" series, where we will address a range of topics, but also want each participating candidate’s thoughts on four specific issues: gun control, taxes, marijuana legalization and health care.

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Three Democrats and two Republicans are vying to represent their parties in November's gubernatorial elections. Here on VPR, we're having conversations with all five of those candidates.

We're speaking with Democratic candidate and former Windham County Senator Peter Galbraith about his proposals for the minimum wage, health care and more.

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