David Zuckerman (politician)

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David Zuckerman
82nd & 84th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
Assumed office
January 5, 2023
GovernorPhil Scott
Preceded byMolly Gray
In office
January 5, 2017 – January 7, 2021
GovernorPhil Scott
Preceded byPhil Scott
Succeeded byMolly Gray
Member of the Vermont Senate
from the Chittenden district
In office
January 9, 2013 – January 2, 2017
Preceded byMulti-member district
Succeeded byMulti-member district
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
from the Chittenden-3-4 district
In office
January 5, 1997 – January 5, 2011
Preceded byMulti-member district
Succeeded byMulti-member district
Personal details
Born (1971-08-16) August 16, 1971 (age 52)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyProgressive
Other political
Spouse(s)Rachel Nevitt
EducationUniversity of Vermont (BS)

David Zuckerman (born August 16, 1971) is an American businessman, farmer, and Vermont Progressive Party politician. He is the Lieutenant Governor of Vermont since 2023. He served in this office before from 2017 until 2021. He was in the Vermont House of Representatives for six terms (1997–2011), and the Vermont Senate for two (2013–2017).

In 2016 Zuckerman ran for lieutenant governor as a Progressive, and also received the nomination of the Democratic Party. He beat Republican State Senator Randy Brock in the 2016 general election.[1][2] Zuckerman was re-elected in 2018.

Zuckerman is the first Progressive Party candidate to win statewide office in Vermont.[3]

On January 7, 2020, Zuckerman announced his plans to run for Governor of Vermont in the 2020 election.[4] He lost the election in November to incumbent Governor Phil Scott.

In February 2022, he announced his candidacy for lieutenant governor again in the 2022 election. He won the Democratic nomination six months later in August.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. DeSmet, Nicole Higgins (August 9, 2016). "Zuckerman wins race for Dems lt. governor". Burlington Free Press. Retrieved August 11, 2016.
  2. McCullum, April (November 9, 2016). "RESULTS: Zuckerman wins lt. governor's race". Burlington Free Press. Burlington, VT.
  3. True, Morgan (November 9, 2016). "Zuckerman Takes Lieutenant Governor Post". VT Digger. Montpelier, VT. Archived from the original on November 21, 2016. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  4. Kinzel, Bob (January 13, 2020). "Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman Confirms The Speculation: He's Running For Governor In 2020". Vermont Public Radio. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  5. "Zuckerman, Benning to face off in November". VT Digger. Retrieved August 9, 2022.