Small businessman Scott Milne announced today that he will seek the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor in 2020. Milne nearly upset then-Governor Peter Shumlin in 2014 when he came within 2,500 votes of becoming governor.
Milne, 61, is president of Milne Travel, founded as a one-person woman owned business by Marion Milne in the 1970’s. During his thirty-three years leading the company, Milne Travel has grown into one of America’s most recognized travel businesses, with tens of thousands of clients, nearly 100 employees in ten states, and a network of community based offices stretching from Westchester County NY, to Northern Maine, with three offices in Vermont.
“As someone whose business was profoundly impacted by coronavirus, I know how difficult this time has been for so many Vermonters whose lives and livelihoods have been upended,” said Milne. “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. Governor Scott needs a partner, not an adversary, in the lieutenant governor’s office in order to move Vermont through our economic recovery and toward a more prosperous future.”
Milne grew up on an old farm in Orange County, has two grown children, and lives in Windsor County today.