Governor Shumlin delivers farewell address

Peter Shumlin
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin announces that he will not run for a fourth, two-year term, Monday, June 8, 2015, in Montpelier, Vt. The 59-year-old governor, who was first elected in 2010, said he never had any desire to be a full-time politician, and will return to the business world when his term expires. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

VERMONT (NEWS10) — Vermonters are saying goodbye to their leader Wednesday.

Governor Peter Shumlin delivered his final address Wednesday afternoon before the legislature.

“Tomorrow, I will no longer be your governor, but I will be a Vermonter demanding that my government stand firm for the values that make this state what it is and has always been,” Shumlin said.

If you want to read the full address, you can click here.

Shumlin has been the Green Mountain State’s leader since 2010. He did not run for re-election. He will be replaced by his current lieutenant governor, Phil Scott.

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