A Grand Isle man has decided to run for Vermont governor as an independent. Forty-two-year-old Brian Pearl announced last fall that he would seek the office as a Republican. But at a news conference in Montpelier today, Pearl said he’s decided the best way for him to serve the state is by stepping out of the Republican primary.
Pearl, who describes himself as a laborer, is running on a platform that’s based on his opposition to same-sex marriage. Pearl says he’s a fiscal conservative. And he says he supports a law that would require minors to notify their parents before having an abortion.