Brian Dubie

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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

Democrat Peter Shumlin defeated Dubie.[1]

2010 Vermont gubernatorial general election
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Democratic Party Approveda Peter Shumlin 49.61%
     Republican Party Brian E. Dubie 47.82%
     Independent Dennis P. Steele 0.80%
     Independent Cris Ericson 0.75%
     Independent Dan Feliciano 0.56%
     Liberty Union Ben Mitchell 0.18%
     Independent Em Peyton 0.28%
Total Votes 240,945

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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