VERMONT — Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott made official what has long been assumed — he will run for Vermont governor in 2016.
“I’ve made this decision because I believe too many families and employers are on the economic edge,” Scott wrote in his announcement letter Tuesday.
Scott, 57, says he can bring “new energy” and people of “different backgrounds” together. Vermonters “crave” a change in leadership he says in large part because the state is in trouble financially.