Governor Phil Scott Announces: More work to do
Sunday, May 12, 2024
Section: Advocacy News

When I first entered the State Senate more than 23 years ago, I knew nothing about politics. But one person, Senator Dick Mazza,  immediately took me under his wing. It didn’t matter to him that I was a Republican and he was a Democrat. He became my mentor and has not left my side since. That’s why, it is such an honor that he asked to be by my side today as I announce I’m running for reelection. 

During my four terms as Governor, my team and I have worked to grow the economy, make Vermont more affordable, and protect the most vulnerable. I’ve done my best to rise above partisanship to solve problems, and help people. 

While we’ve made progress over the years, we still have more work to do. But to do that, we need more balance in the Legislature. 

Although our country feels more divided than ever, I truly believe most of us are somewhere in the political middle. Some a little left of center, some a little right of center, and a whole lot in between.  

For the most part, I believe Vermonters want balanced debate, balanced policy and balanced politics. They want reasonable, pragmatic solutions that make Vermont more affordable, revitalize our neighborhoods, and improve public safety. They want smart investments to make our education system stronger, protect the environment and improve our infrastructure.

After all the trials and tribulations of the last few years, you’ve gotten to know me. And while we may not agree on every issue, you know I’ll always do what I think is right, and what I think is best for Vermont, regardless of the politics.

After reflecting on all the work still left to do, I’ve come to realize I cannot step away at a time when Vermont’s Legislature is so far out of balance, so I’ve decided to run for reelection to keep working for you. 

But in order to be successful, I need your help. It’s not enough to just support me, because I can’t do it alone in the State House. I need you to elect more legislators who will also put politics aside and work with me, to deliver the best results for you. 

Now, more than ever, we need everyday Vermonters to make their voices heard and get involved.

I’m so grateful for the support you’ve shown me over the years. We have more work to do, and we need to do it together. 


Gov. Phil