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Peter Shumlin
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81st Governor of Vermont
In office
January 6, 2011 – January 5, 2017
Lieutenant Phil Scott
Preceded by Jim Douglas
Succeeded by Phil Scott
77th and 79th President pro tempore of the Vermont Senate
In office
January 2007 – January 2011
Preceded by Peter Welch
Succeeded by John Campbell
In office
January 1997 – January 2003
Preceded by Stephen Webster
Succeeded by Peter Welch
Personal details
Born
Peter Elliott Shumlin

March 24, 1956 (1956-03-24) (age 63)
Brattleboro, Vermont, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Preston Parsons (1981–198?)
Deborah Holway (1989–2013)
Katie Hunt (2015–present)
Children 2
Education Wesleyan University (BA)
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Peter Elliott Shumlin (born March 24, 1956) is an American politician from Vermont. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 81st Governor of Vermont from 2011 to 2017.

He was first elected to the office in 2010, and was reelected to a second term in 2012. In 2014 he received a narrow plurality in his race for reelection, but did not attain the 50% threshold mandated by the Constitution of Vermont. In such cases the Vermont General Assembly elects the winner. The legislature almost always selects the candidate who received a plurality; this held true, and the General Assembly re-elected Shumlin to a third term by a vote of 110–69 in January 2015. In June 2015, Shumlin announced that he would not seek re-election in 2016.

He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1990 to 1993, and represented the Windham District in the Vermont Senate from 1993 to 2003 and 2007 to 2011. He was the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in 2002.

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