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Ben Mitchell
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Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
Former candidate
PartyLiberty Union Party
Education
Bachelor'sVermont College (1995)
Master'sGoddard College (1998)
Personal
BirthdayJune 22, 1965
Place of birthHartford, Connecticut
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionBuddhist
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
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Ben Mitchell (b. June 22, 1965 in Hartford, Connecticut) was a Liberty Union Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in the 2012 elections.[1] He previously ran for Governor of Vermont in 2010.

Biography

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.[2]

Education

  • B.A. Vermont College (1995)
  • M.F.A. Goddard College (1998)

Elections

2012

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.[1][3]

Lieutenant Governor of Vermont General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPhillip Scott Incumbent 57.1% 162,787
     Democratic Cassandra Gekas 40.4% 115,015
     Liberty Union Ben Mitchell 2.4% 6,975
     Independent Write-in 0.1% 257
Total Votes 285,034
Election Results via Vermont Secretary of State.


Campaign themes

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.[4]

2010

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.

Personal

Mitchell currently resides in Westminster, Vermont. He has a wife, Kathy Mazziott, and two children, Nicholas and Lucy.[4]

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