Zuckerman Named as Regional Leader of Nation’s Lieutenant Governor Association
Lt. Governor Zuckerman was appointed to the leadership committee for the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA). NLGA is the nonpartisan, professional association supporting lieutenant governors and the officeholders first in line of succession to Governor in all 50 states and the U.S. territories in the goal of being as effective and as efficient as possible for constituents.
Lt. Governor Zuckerman is serving as East Region-at-Large (D) member of the NLGA Executive Committee. “David’s peers find Lt. Governor Zuckerman to be an engaged leader who works across party and state and territorial lines to develop and share ideas from citizen engagement to addressing the climate crisis to developing rural and agricultural economies,” said NLGA Director Julia Hurst.
“It is a great honor to be appointed to the leadership committee,” said Zuckerman. He continued, “I look forward to working with my colleagues on issues affecting economic disparities and civic engagement. The success of our states and nation depend on our ability to ensure civil discourse between those holding different viewpoints on a wide range of issues. When we work together, we better our ability to find solutions that improve people’s lives.”
Lt. Governor Zuckerman was appointed by the NLGA Chair and begins service immediately. He will be ratified by a vote in March of 2019 serving then until July 19, 2019, at which time he is eligible for re-appointment.
The committee meets about three times a year and is responsible for charting the course of issues and training to be pursued by the nation’s second-highest state officeholders. In addition to its specific duties, the committee will also address issues of mutual concern to all states and territories.
Lt. Governor Zuckerman was first elected to public office in 1996. He served for 14 years in the Vermont House, including as Chair of the Agriculture Committee, and for four years in the Vermont Senate before being elected Vermont’s Lt. Governor in 2016.