Jim Douglas

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Jim Douglas (R) is the Governor of Vermont. He was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives in 1972, becoming assistant majority leader in his second term and majority leader in his third term at the age of 25. Governor Douglas retired from the state legislature in 1979 to become a top aide to Governor Richard Snelling. In 1980, Douglas was elected Secretary of State, a post he held until 1992-winning reelection five times and receiving the nomination of both parties on three occasions. Douglas was elected State Treasurer in 1994, receiving the nomination of both parties and winning with 94 percent of the vote. He served as Treasurer until being elected Governor in 2002. He was reelected in 2006, see Vermont gubernatorial election, 2006.

He and his wife Dorothy have two grown children.

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