For Immediate Release
September 12, 2022
Joe Benning, Candidate
Alex McCracken, Campaign Manager
Lyndonville, VT – September 12th, 2022 – Sen. Joe Benning is honored to receive another high profile endorsement this week with the support of former Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie. In a statement to the campaign, Former Lt. Gov. Dubie said “Joe Benning is exactly who we need in the Lt. Governor’s office.” He added that “Joe has earned a reputation as a person of distinguished integrity, and proven leadership, with the respect of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Joe will be a fantastic partner to Gov. Scott as they work together to lower Vermonters’ cost of living, and address the biggest issues facing our state.”
Former Lt. Governor Dubie’s endorsement follows a long list of current and former lawmakers and state officials that have endorsed Sen. Benning’s candidacy. Former Governor Jim Douglas, whom Lt. Gov. Dubie served alongside in their respective offices, endorsed Sen. Benning in May. Governor Scott made his official endorsement at the end of July. Both of their endorsements, and Lt. Gov. Dubie’s full statement, can be found below:
“Joe Benning is exactly who we need in the Lt. Governor’s office. Joe has over a decade of experience in the Vermont Senate, and is well equipped to preside over the chamber. He has earned a reputation as a person of distinguished integrity, and proven leadership, with the respect of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Joe will be a fantastic partner to Gov. Scott as they work together to lower Vermonters’ cost of living, and address the biggest issues facing our state. I know that Joe will work hard in Montpelier, and all across the state, to promote Vermont’s economy and interests. Please consider joining me by voting for Joe Benning for our next Lt. Governor.” – Former Lt. Governor Brian Dubie
“Joe Benning has the experience needed to be a great Lieutenant Governor. He’s been a Senate leader, he works hard, he loves Vermont, and he’s respected by his colleagues across the political spectrum. Joe knows how to bring people together to get things done.” -Former Governor Jim Douglas
“I’m voting for Joe Benning and here’s why: As we face serious challenges, we need more elected officials with Joe’s integrity, fairness, and experience to help get results for everyday Vermonters – and he’s earned the respect of his Senate colleagues on both sides of the aisle. He will make a great Lieutenant Governor.
When I was Lt. Governor, I forwarded his name to take my place as Chair of the Institutions Committee. I think a lot of him, he has a lot of integrity, he’s ethical, and he understands we have to get our cost of living under control here. We’ll work together. I’ll be supporting him; I’ll be voting for him.
I think Joe has the right attitude. He’s respectful, he’s civil, and he has the same vision that I do for the Republican Party getting back to our roots in terms of fiscal responsibility. I’m a Joe Benning supporter.” -Governor Phil Scott