My friendship with later-to-become Vermont state Sen. Fred Westphal was a profound lesson in how to talk and be friends with someone whose ideas you revile, a social discipline we would do well to pursue today.
New to the state, a black minister and his family were shot at in their home, but the state spent more time prosecuting the victims than the perpetrator.
On this week’s podcast, Stephen Terry recounts the legislative struggles of Gov. F. Ray Keyser in 1961 — and the lessons learned in the years that followed.
There can be no doubt that Philip H. Hoff will be long remembered as the individual who deserves much credit for the transformation of Vermont that we know today.
News Release — Vermont Law School April 30, 2018 Contact: Maryellen Apelquist, Director of Communications, Vermont Law School office: 802-831-1228, cell: 802-299-5593, [email protected] SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., April 30, 2018—Vermont Law School mourns the passing of Trustee Emeritus Phil Hoff, the groundbreaking former Vermont governor who transformed the state and who also served as a longtime […]
The state rep was elected Vermont’s first Democratic governor in 108 years in 1962. After his three terms as governor, he later served as a state senator in the 1980s.
Former Gov. Phil Hoff endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Sue Minter Wednesday. Hoff is the third high-profile Democrat in the state to back the former transportation secretary. “When I was elected Vermont’s first Democratic governor since before the Civil War, I hoped I would be blazing the way for talented, forward-thinking leaders just like Sue Minter,” […]
Media Contact: Sabina Haskell 802-542-2240 [email protected] Gov. Phil Hoff to serve as honorary chairman of VSAC 50thAnniversary Council Governor’s initiative opened doors to college and opportunity for generations of Vermonters WINOOSKI (January 1, 2015) – The Vermont Student Assistance Corp. has announced that Governor Phil Hoff will serve as honorary chairman of its […]
Of the many ironies of the full life and lengthy public career of the late U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords is that this shy, kind and gentle man began his statewide political quest in 1968, one of the most troubling years of the 20th century.
In joint remarks before the U.S. Senate today, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) honored former Vermont Gov. Phil Hoff, who just turned 90 years old.
News Release — Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. July 17, 2014 WASHINGTON – In joint remarks before the U.S. Senate today, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) honored former Vermont Gov. Phil Hoff, who just turned 90 years old. Hoff served three terms as governor. First elected in 1962, he […]
Facing an overwhelmingly Republican Legislature, he thought there was little chance he would be re-elected. “So, why not damn the torpedoes, which I did,” he said. “They (voters) wanted us to shake up the establishment.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 29, 2010 Contact: Ken Russell, Chief of Staff Bray for Vermont, cell (802) 503-5068 Governor Phil Hoff Endorses Bray for Lieutenant Governor Governor Phil Hoff announced today his endorsement of State Representative Chris Bray as the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Hoff, whose historic campaign in 1962 ended 108 years of […]
At 40 years old, Dunne is the youngest candidate in the 2010 race — a fact that can be both an asset and a liability, but, as with most jabs of offense, Dunne has a pre-packaged parry: He’s the same age as Howard Dean when he took office.