Jim Douglas has served in an elected office almost continuously since 1972. That’s when, fresh out of Middlebury College he was elected to the Vermont House. After stints as Secretary of State and State Treasurer, Douglas was elected Governor in 2002.
Now, after four terms leading the state, Governor Jim Douglas is just a few weeks away from leaving public office. We look back on the successes and the failures of the Douglas governorship, and the legacy of his tenure in office with Sabina Haskell, former deputy of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, and John Odum, publisher of Green Mountain Daily.