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Brian Dubie
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78th Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
Former officeholder
In office
January 9, 2003 – January 6, 2011
PartyRepublican
PredecessorDoug Racine
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Vermont
Personal
BirthdayMarch 9, 1959
ProfessionPilot
Brian Dubie (born March 9, 1959 in Essex, Vermont) is a former Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. In this position, he served as President of the Vermont State Senate. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Dubie ran for Governor of Vermont in 2010; while he won the Republican nomination, he ultimately lost In November to Peter Shumlin.

Education

Brian attended high school in Essex Junction, earned an associate's degree from Essex Community Educational Center in 1977, and graduated in 1982 from the University of Vermont with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. While in Vermont, Dubie joined the Vermont Air National Guard and trained with the US Air Force in the F-4 Phantom and F-16 Falcon fighter aircraft.

Professional career

While serving in the Air National Guard, Dubie was employed by Goodrich Aerospace in Vergennes, Vermont as a mechanical engineer and was promoted as a aerospace industry project manager.

Professional memberships

Dubie is a member of the Executive Boards of the National Lieutenant Governors’ Association, the Vermont Chapter of the American Lung Association, the Green Mountain Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Governor’s Council on International Education. He serves on St. Johnsbury Academy’s Board of Trustees. He is one of five members of Vermont’s State Board of National Forests, is a Certified Tree Farmer, and with his brother, Mark, is a co-owner and co-operator of a 20,000-tap maple sugaring operation, Dubie Family Sugarworks.

He is an affiliate of the Vermont Association of Scientists and Engineers (VASE), and a recipient of the New England/Canada Business Council’s Annual Leadership Award, the Vermont Chiefs of Police Association’s Martin Award, and the National Guard Association of the United States’ 2007 Charles Dick Medal of Merit. He is a 2008 recipient of American Airlines’ Order of the Eagle and a 2009 Aspen-Rodel Fellow.

Political career

Dubie began his political career serving on the Essex Junction School Board from 1995 to 2000 and was the Chairman of the Board from 1996 to 2000. Dubie was first sworn in as Vermont's 85th Lieutenant Governor on January 9, 2003. He was sworn into a second term on January 6, 2005, and a third term on January 4, 2007.

Dubie also serves as the President of the Vermont State Senate and is responsible for breaking any ties in Senate Votes. Lt. Governor Dubie also is the Chairman of the Governor's Homeland Security Advisory Council, made up of representatives of federal, state and local governments, the Vermont National Guard, first responders, law enforcement, emergency managers and public health officials.

In March 2005, Governor of Vermont Jim Douglas appointed Lt. Governor Dubie as Chair of his of the Governor’s Commission on Healthy Aging. The commission consists of 15 members that include public and private experts from related fields, in which the board's objectives are centered on containing health care costs and keeping elders active and productive in the community. In addition, Lt. Gov. Dubie was a delegate to the 2005 White House Conference on Aging.

Dubie was expected to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring independent Jim Jeffords; however, he withdrew from the race on October 26, 2005, in large part due to the popularity of opposition candidate, U.S. Representative Bernie Sanders, who ultimately won the election in November 2006.

In October 2006, Dubie was elected Chair of the Aerospace States Association, a Washington, D.C. based, bi-partisan organization of Lieutenant Governors and Governor-appointed delegates which purpose is to form a state-based perspective on federal aerospace policy. In August 2006, Dubie founded the Vermont Aerospace and Aviation Association which their mission is to stimulate economic development and job growth within the state’s aerospace and aviation sector. The Association was also charged in promoting math, science and engineering education for Vermont students.

Dubie is also the governor’s liaison for international relations, with a special focus on Asia, Canada and Quebec, and Cuba, across a variety of areas, including commerce and tourism, environmental issues, agriculture, energy, education, transportation and border security. In June 2008, Governor Douglas appointed him as co-chair of the Governor's Fuel and Food Partnership, charged with managing the effects of higher energy and food costs on Vermont families.

Elections

2010

See also Vermont gubernatorial election, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Peter Shumlin won election to the office of Governor of Vermont. He defeated Brian E. Dubie (R) and 5 third-party candidates in the general election.

Governor of Vermont, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Shumlin 49.5% 119,543
     Republican Brian E. Dubie 47.7% 115,212
     Independent Dennis Steele 0.8% 1,917
     United States Marijuana Cris Ericson 0.8% 1,819
     Independent Dan Feliciano 0.6% 1,341
     Independent Em Peyton 0.3% 684
     Liberty Union Ben Mitchell 0.2% 429
     Write-In Various 0.3% 660
Total Votes 241,605
Election Results Via: Vermont Secretary of State

2008

On November 4, 2008, Brian Dubie won re-election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. He defeated Thomas W. Costello (D) and two third-party candidates in the general election.

Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Dubie Incumbent 55.1% 171,744
     Democratic Thomas W. Costello 39.1% 121,953
     Progressive Richard Kemp 4.6% 14,249
     Liberty Union Ben Mitchell 1.2% 3,639
     Write-In Various 0.1% 207
Total Votes 311,792
Election Results Via: Vermont Secretary of State

2006

On November 7, 2006, Brian E. Dubie won re-election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. He defeated Matt Dunne (D) and two third-party candidates in the general election.

Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian E. Dubie Incumbent 51.2% 133,250
     Democratic Matt Dunne 45.5% 118,411
     Progressive Marvin Malek 2.2% 5,658
     Liberty Union Mary Alice "Mal" Herbert 1.2% 2,995
     Write-In Various 0% 116
Total Votes 260,430
Election Results Via: Vermont Secretary of State

2004

On November 2, 2004, Brian E. Dubie won re-election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. He defeated Cheryl Pratt Rivers (D) and two third-party candidates in the general election.

Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian E. Dubie Incumbent 56% 170,270
     Democratic Cheryl Pratt Rivers 35.7% 108,600
     Progressive Steve Hingtgen 7.1% 21,553
     Liberty Union Peter Stevenson 1.1% 3,291
     Write-In Various 0.1% 210
Total Votes 303,924
Election Results Via: Vermont Secretary of State

2002

On November 5, 2002, Brian Dubie won election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. He defeated Peter Shumlin (D) and two third-party candidates in the general election.

Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Dubie 0% 0
     Democratic Peter Shumlin 54.7% 73,501
     Progressive Anthony Polina 42.1% 56,564
     Vermont Grassroots Sally Ann Jones 3.2% 4,310
     Write-In Various 0.1% 116
Total Votes 134,491
Election Results Via: Vermont Secretary of State

2000

On November 7, 2000, Douglas A. Racine won re-election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. He defeated Brian Dubie (R) and three third-party candidates in the general election.

Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDouglas A. Racine Incumbent 53.3% 152,561
     Republican Brian Dubie 41.3% 118,202
     Vermont Grassroots Tom Beer 3.1% 8,776
     Liberty Union Jane Newton 1.1% 3,195
     Libertarian Don O'Donnell 1.1% 3,067
     Write-In Various 0.1% 274
Total Votes 286,075
Election Results Via: Vermont Secretary of State

Personal

Since 2000, Dubie has been active in the Essex Junction Schools as a moderator and also served on the Essex Junction Community Drug Awareness Committee from 1993 to 1995, and as assistant coach for Youth Football and Little League. Lt. Governor Dubie serves on the Board of Directors for Vermont Systems, Inc. since 1995.

Dubie is married and has four children: Jack, Emily, Matt, and Casey.

See also

External links

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