|Lieutenant Governor of Vermont|
|Bachelor's||Vermont College (1995)|
|Master's||Goddard College (1998)|
|Birthday||June 22, 1965|
|Place of birth||Hartford, Connecticut|
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(b. June 22, 1965 in Hartford, Connecticut) was a Liberty Union Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
in the 2012 elections
He previously ran for Governor of Vermont
Mitchell grew up in Connecticut but moved to Vermont to attend college. He earned his bachelor's degree from Vermont College in 1995, and three years later he graduated from Goddard College with a Master's in Fine Arts. Mitchell had begun teaching at The Union Institute and University in Vermont in 1993 while he was still a student, and he still teaches there today. He is also an Assistant Professor at Landmark College.
- B.A. Vermont College (1995)
- M.F.A. Goddard College (1998)
- See also: Vermont gubernatorial election, 2012
Mitchell ran for Vermont Lieutenant Governor in 2012. He was defeated by incumbent Phillip Scott (R) and Cassandra Gekas (D) in the general election on November 6th.
|Lieutenant Governor of Vermont General Election, 2012
||Phillip Scott Incumbent
|| Cassandra Gekas
|| Ben Mitchell
|Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.
On his campaign website, Mitchell states: "My basic platform is to take control of Vermont state resources back into the hands of the people." He lists socialized energy, marijuana legalization and building a sustainable local economy as key issues of his 2012 campaign for lieutenant governor.
- See also: Vermont gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010
Mitchell faced Peter Shumlin (D), Brian Dubie (R), and five other challengers in the general election on November 2, 2010.
Mitchell currently resides in Westminster, Vermont. He has a wife, Kathy Mazziott, and two children, Nicholas and Lucy.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Vermont Secretary of State Elections Division, "2012 Candidate Listing," accessed October 19, 2012
- ↑ Project Vote Smart, "Ben Mitchell Candidate Profile," accessed October 19, 2012
- ↑ Vermont Public Radio "Campaign 2012 Election Results" Accessed November 6, 2012
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Ben Mitchell for Lieutenant Governor Official Campaign Website, "Ben Mitchell for Lieutenant Governor," accessed October 19, 2012