For Immediate Release
September 1, 2020
Governor Phil Scott Endorses Scott Milne for Lieutenant Governor
NORTH POMFRET, VT – Arguing that Vermont needs a “problem solver and innovator in the lieutenant governor’s office,” and he needs a “working partner,” Governor Phil Scott today gave businessman Scott Milne his strong backing in the race for state government’s second highest office.
“Scott Milne’s story as a businessman is one of resilience and the ability to overcome adversity,” said Governor Scott. “Over the past two decades, many of his competitors in the travel agency industry failed in the face of significant headwinds for the sector, including the sharp decline of travel after both 9⁄11 and the Great Recession; as well as the emergence of online travel options. Not only did Scott find a way to survive through these significant market disruptions, he was able to grow and build an even stronger Vermont small business, while creating even more jobs.”
“As we face new challenges and disruptions to our economy caused by this pandemic, we need someone with Scott’s experience as a problem solver and innovator in the lieutenant governor’s office,” continued Governor Scott. “I look forward to having a working partner in the job with the knowledge, drive, and vision we’ll need as we recover from this crisis and build an even stronger future for our state.”
“I understand firsthand the challenge this pandemic poses to families, job creators, mom-and-pop shops, and to budgets, whether for households, businesses, or state government,” said Milne. “I am eager to put my hard-earned experience and success as a Vermont business owner to work for Vermonters. Together, we will emerge from the unprecedented social and economic dislocations of Covid-19.”
“I strongly support Governor Scott’s successful leadership to make Vermont more affordable for all, hold taxes and regulation down, reverse our demographic crisis, and keep us healthy and safe,” added Milne. “Now more than ever in Montpelier, Phil Scott needs an experienced partner who is working in support of his efforts to build a stronger Vermont, and not partisan obstruction. I am grateful for his support, and I look forward to working with him and for Vermont as a tireless advocate for our communities and small businesses.”
Scott Milne knows how difficult COVID-19 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. Learn more at https://www.scottmilne.org/.