The Vermont Chamber of Commerce held a “Meet the Candidates” luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel in Burlington on Thursday, May 26, as part of its annual business and industry expo.
There were seven candidates present, including Republican Brian Dubie, Vermont’s lieutenant governor, Dennis Steele, who represents the Vermont Second Republic and five Democrats: Sen. Doug Racine, Sen. Susan Bartlett, Senate President Pro Tem Peter Shumlin, former state senator and Google executive Matt Dunne and Secretary of State Deb Markowitz.
Chris Graff, former veteran bureau chief and reporter for the Associated Press, posed questions to the candidates that were submitted by members of the Chamber.
Each candidate had 10 minutes to answer the questions, which ranged from “What unique characteristics would you bring to the role of governor?” to “Is Vermont anti-business” to “What is your favorite candy bar?”
Video clips follow, and they are arranged in the order in which the candidates appeared. The first seven are 3-minute or less outtakes. The second set of clips are 10 minutes in length.