Vermont Progressive Party state representative David Zuckerman, who has been representing the same seat since 1996 (he ran unsuccessfully for it while he was attending University of Vermont in 1994), has decided that he will not be running for reelection this year. Former representative Chris Pearson, also a Progressive, will be running for the seat. From vt.Buzz:
It is news that Zuckerman isn’t running for the state Senate. He sounded very much like he was going to pull a Tim Ashe and run in the Democratic primary for the six-seat district.
Not anymore. Zuckerman said business calls and he needs to focus on his new and expanded farm in Hinesburg. “It’s a big investment. We’re in debt,” he said. “I don’t want to give up everything in life for politics.”
Politics is a pretty powerful draw for Zuckerman, so that’s saying something. He also figures it might pull him back in again sometime down the road.