Democrat who took office as the 81st Governor of Vermont on January 6, 2011. He was previously the President Pro Tempore of the Vermont Senate from 1997 to 2003 and then again from 2007 to 2011.
He was a founding member of Landmark College after graduating from Wesleyan University in 1979.
He made a progressive choice by overseeing a same-sex wedding ceremony in August 2011.
He has two daughters, Olivia and Rebecca, with wife Deborah Shumlin.
He made a guest appearance on The Rachel Maddow Show on April 26, 2011.