Salmon Says He Won’t Seek Re-election

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Vermont State Auditor Tom Salmon says he won’t run again for the post in the 2012 election. Salmon made the announcement yesterday on his Facebook page.

Salmon has said he is considering a run for U.S. Senate against Bernie Sanders.

Salmon was elected to his third terms in the auditor’s office in November. He was first elected in 2006 after a recount overturned the original results, and he was declared the winner over incumbent Republican Randy Brock.

Salmon spent part of his time in office serving in Iraq with the U.S. Navy Reserve.

When Salmon returned, he switched parties, and became a Republican.

Salmon was also convicted of driving under the influence in 2009.

Salmon wrote on his Facebook page that he’s enjoyed his service to the state but will not seek re-election.

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