Shumlin named "2011 Green Governor of the Year"
BROOKLYN, NY: Earlier this month, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin was named the 2011 Green Governor of the Year. The award, given by the Beautiful Earth Group, recognizes Shumlin for his "environmental advocacy, regulatory reforms to support the clean tech industry in Vermont and efforts to clean the state's energy portfolio."
Shumlin, a first term Democrat, was first elected in 2010. In Vermont, unlike most other states, the governor and other state executives are elected biennially. He will face re-election in 2012. To date, no Republican candidates have formally announced their intention to run. Cris Ericson, a perennial candidate in Vermont politics representing the United States Marijuana Party, has announced her intention to run again in 2012.