Vermont Progressive Party state representative not running for reelection in 2010, or anything else

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.

9 thoughts on “Vermont Progressive Party state representative not running for reelection in 2010, or anything else

  1. Trent Hill

    Zuckerman or Ashe are people who are likely to challenge for Governor somewhere down the road.

  2. Ross Levin Post author

    Zuckerman considered running for Congress in 2006 (the year Bernie Sanders moved from the House to the Senate), but decided against it. Now, it seems, his political future is unclear. I talked to him over email once about going to college at the University of Vermont and becoming a farmer. He’s a really nice guy.

  3. Trent Hill

    Zuckerman seems really down to earth, which is good. I’m surprised to see the Progressive Party doesn’t seem to be running any statewide candidates in 2010.

  4. Ross Levin Post author

    But I thought there was just a gubernatorial election in 2008…well, according to Wikipedia their governors only have 2 year terms.

  5. Trent Hill


    We can disagree–I respect your assertion and I see the reasons you believe that. I hope you can at least see the reasoning behind why I say it isn’t.

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