Editor’s note: Gov. Peter Shumlin took the oath of office to start his second term as governor on Thursday. The following is Gov. Shumlin’s State of the State Address, which he delivered in the Vermont Statehouse after his swearing in ceremony.
Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the General Assembly, members of our National Guard, fellow Vermonters:
Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your governor for another term. It is an honor to serve, and every day I am grateful for this extraordinary privilege.