Brian Dubie

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name = Brian Dubie
|caption = Official photo
office = Lt. Governor of Vermont
term_start = January 9, 2003
term_end =
predecessor= 1959|3|9

birth_place= Essex, Vermont|Essex, Vermont

death_date =
death_place=
spouse = Penny Dubie
profession = American Airlines Pilot
Air Force Reserve Command
party = Republican
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Brian Dubie (born March 9, 1959) is the Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. He is a member of the Republican party.

Brian Dubie graduated from Essex Junction High School in 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 Shumlin and strong third-party candidate Anthony Pollina. He was easily re-elected along with incumbent Governor Jim Douglas in 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 Guard and has made a career out of flying for American Airlines as a captain. He also holds the rank of colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

Dubie was widely expected to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring independent Jim Jeffords in 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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