Scott Milne is president of Milne Travel, an independent, family-owned travel management company. During his 33 years leading the company, Milne Travel has grown into one of America’s most recognized travel businesses, with tens of thousands of clients, six community-based offices in four states, and employees in ten states.
As the Republican nominee for governor in 2014, Scott nearly upset then-Governor Peter Shumlin, coming within 2,500 votes of becoming the first candidate to defeat an incumbent Vermont governor since 1962.
Scott grew up in central Vermont, spending his early years in Barre before moving with his parents, Don and Marion Milne, and three siblings to the town of Washington where he helped out on the family’s 200-acre former sheep farm. Marion later founded Milne Travel as a one-person, woman-owned business.
Scott’s parents were deeply involved with the community, with both serving as members of the Vermont House of Representatives. From them, Scott learned important values of public service, honest government and doing what’s right even when it’s politically inconvenient.
As someone whose business has been profoundly impacted by coronavirus, Scott knows how difficult this time has been for so many Vermonters whose lives and livelihoods have been upended. Now more than ever, we need more leaders in Montpelier who understand the challenge of running a small business, and creating and protecting good jobs. Scott is running for lieutenant governor in order to help move Vermont through our economic recovery and toward a more prosperous future.
Scott currently lives in North Pomfret and has two adult children.