Vermont Rep. Don Turner wants to be second in command

This article by Chris Mays originally appeared Oct. 2 in the Brattleboro Reformer.

BRATTLEBORO — Rep. Don Turner, R-Chittenden-10, is leaving the Vermont House of Representatives but has hopes of being the next lieutenant governor.

Official campaign Facebook page for Don Turner Jr

Vermont Minority Leader Don Turner on the campaign trail

His campaign messaging is focused on affordability and collaboration across the aisle. After visits with groups in Brattleboro last Thursday, he applauded local efforts to connect employers with educators to highlight work opportunities close to home.

“Because everywhere I go, there are job openings and no one to fill them,” he said. “You don’t have to go to college to have a great career.”

Turner has been in the House for 13 years, seven of which he has served as minority leader.

“I feel like I’ve made some difference and I was ready to step out of the Legislature,” he said, describing himself as a fourth generation Vermonter and a lifelong resident of Milton who has been married for 34 years and has three daughters.

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