David Zuckerman

10/08/2020
In this last week’s debate, I heard Gov. Scott brag about increasing “affordability” by reducing taxes by $70 million. Sounds great, but what does it really mean, who benefits? The veto cut $50 million that was earmarked to pay down the state employee pension funds deficit. So he avoided helping that problem, kicked it down the road for future taxpayers. He did veto the budgets and force modification of the property taxes. It is hard to follow all the tracks, but here is what I’ve found. After the veto, the state’s contribution to property taxes was changed by many hands/issues, presumably...
10/08/2020
I urge all Vermonters to vote for David Zuckerman for Governor. He is by far the best candidate and will fight for economic, environmental and racial justice for all of us. We need someone to support policies that address our environmental crisis, create a green economy, support paid family leave, and other issues for the wellbeing of us all. Phil Scott is a nice guy, and his administration has handled the pandemic here in Vermont well. But you can’t base success as a governor on that one issue alone. For the last four years he has continuously stonewalled efforts to raise the minimum wage,...

Click the PDFs at the end of the story to see Addison County's town by town voting on the governor's race, lieutenant governor's race and high bailiff's race.
08/13/2020
ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County voters during Tuesday’s primary elections followed statewide trends in picking Democrat Dave Zuckerman and Republican Phil Scott as their nominees for governor, and Democrat Molly Gray and Republican Scott Milne as the finalists for the post of lieutenant governor. In the Democrat primary for lieutenant governor, political newcomer and assistant Vermont Attorney General Molly Gray won a surprising victory over Senate President Pro Tempore Tim Ashe by winning over 90 percent of the state’s towns and doing well in Chittenden County, where Ashe has been a state...
08/06/2020
David Zuckerman envisions a Vermont for All where everyone is an honored guest at the table. Women are secure in their right to choose and in their right to earn fair pay. People of Color lead us in facing and dealing with implicit bias. Native People show us how to understand that colonization hurts everyone. LGBTQIA means that love is love. People with Disabilities teach us what they need to become independent. New Americans are proud of and respected for their valued work and creative enterprises. If you share this vision, vote David Zuckerman for Governor. Marielle Blais Brandon
07/30/2020
David Zuckerman is the best person for the job of Governor. David has a great understanding of the workings of government due to his nearly 20 years of service as a representative, senator and as our current Lt. Governor. He is a farmer, so understands the agricultural nature of our state and what it is like to run a small business. David truly understands the needs of working families in Vermont and he is committed to the needs of working people in Vermont. As the director of a nonprofit that works with families, I know that David Zuckerman is the Governor we need to support working families...
07/30/2020
If you drive by my house, you’ll note that a Black Lives Matter sign is front and center, flanked by signs promoting two Daves: Zuckerman for Governor and Silberman for High Bailiff. Dave Zuckerman deserves our vote for Governor not just because of his strong performance in the role of Lt. Governor, but because his plans for Vermont combine vision and action. He lives and breathes commitment to the economic, mental, and physical well-being of all Vermonters, and to the future of our beautiful state. Though I was plenty convinced by my own observation and research, I appreciate that Lt. Gov....

LT. GOV. DAVID ZUCKERMAN, who is running for governor in the Democratic Primary, has a long history in state government representing both the Democratic and Progressive parties. In his campaign he is pushing the idea that incumbent Gov. Scott is not proactive enough. Independent photos/John S. McCright
07/23/2020
MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman was still an undergraduate student at the University of Vermont in 1995 when he made his first bid for a seat in the Chittenden 3-4 Vermont House district. He fell around 60 votes short at the time, but broke through two years later. And now he hopes to continue his political ascent, to the governor’s office. Zuckerman, a 48-year-old Hinesburg Democrat, has long been involved in state politics. Inspired by then-U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Zuckerman joined the House in 1997, serving six terms (until 2010). He then won election to the state...
07/09/2020
If there is one thing that this new virus has made abundantly clear is the importance of healthcare for everybody. I listen to Gov. Scott’s weekly press conferences, and I am grateful that he is taking a thoughtful, measured, and science-based approach to managing the COVID-19 crisis in Vermont. However, looking forward, we need to plan as a state for continuing our progress towards the goal of having everybody in Vermont have good (!), affordable health insurance. I continue to believe that the best way to achieve this is with a single-payer healthcare approach. Amongst those currently...
01/16/2020
Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman’s decision to run for governor can be viewed from multiple angles, each offering different insights. Zuckerman’s decision is not without risk to his future political career. He could have remained lieutenant governor, been re-elected comfortably this fall, and simply waited until there was an open seat available: either for governor or for one of the positions in Vermont’s congressional delegation. The Vermont Democratic Party conducted extensive polling last year testing how Zuckerman and Attorney General T.J. Donovan would fare in a race against Gov. Phil Scott....
01/09/2020
BRISTOL — The Vermont Cannabis Organization will host Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman and a panel of industry experts to discuss the current status of cannabis tax and regulation legislation in Montpelier during a business networking event on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 26, at Mary’s at Baldwin Creek in Bristol.  Mr. Zuckerman will be joined by attorneys Tim Fair and Andrew Subin, of Vermont Cannabis Solutions, Eli Harrington, founder of Greenbridge Consulting, Dave Silberman, attorney and legalization advocate, as well as Laura Subin, director of the Vermont Coalition to Regulate Marijuana. ...

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