name = Brian Dubie
|caption = Official photo
office = Lt. Governor of Vermont
January 9, 2003
birth_place= Essex, Vermont|Essex, Vermont
spouse = Penny Dubie
American AirlinesPilot Air Force Reserve Command
party = Republican
Brian Dubie (born
March 9, 1959) is the Lieutenant Governorof Vermont. He is a member of the Republican party.
Brian Dubie graduated from
Essex Junction High Schoolin 1977, before attending the United States Air Force Academy. Before graduation, Dubie transferred to the University of Vermont, where he completed his undergraduate degree.
Brian Dubie's previous political experience before running for lieutenant governor was serving on a Burlington area school board. He won the 2002 lieutenant gubernatorial election due in part to a split liberal vote between Democrat
Peter Shumlinand strong third-party candidate Anthony Pollina. He was easily re-elected along with incumbent Governor Jim Douglasin 2004. Though he is known for his laid-back approach to campaigning and is neither extremely popular nor extremely unpopular, Dubie has won a measure of respect from both sides of the aisle due to his initiatives to open increased trade between Vermont and various unlikely foreign trading partners, most notably Cuba. In 2005, a trade commission headed by Dubie agreed to sell cows, milk, and apples to the country in spite of the decades-old United States embargo against Cuba.
Though he is now the lieutenant governor of a U.S. state and in spite of previous service on school boards and other committees before his election in 2002, Dubie's primary job experience is as a pilot. He served in the Vermont
Air National Guardand has made a career out of flying for American Airlinesas a captain. He also holds the rank of colonelin the U.S. Air ForceReserve.
Dubie was widely expected to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring independent
Jim Jeffordsin 2006, but ultimately chose to run for re-election to the Office of Lt. Governor.
In August, 2007, it was reported that Dubie is being considered for the position of Administrator of the
Federal Aviation Administration. Dubie is married to Penny Dubie and has four children--Emily, Jack, Matt, and Casey. His brother, Michael Dubie, is the current Adjutant General of Vermont.
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