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Snelling Mulls Bid for Governor 

Published September 1, 2009 at 12:18 p.m.

Mark Snelling, the son of former Gov. Richard Snelling and Lt. Gov. Barbara Snelling, just may soon follow in his parents' footsteps from the business world to the world of politics.

The younger Snelling confirmed to Seven Days that he is seriously considering a run for either governor or lieutenant governor. He joins a growing list of hopefuls to announce gubernatorial intentions after Gov. Jim Douglas announced last week that he won't seek a fifth term for governor in 2010.

“I’ve spent 35 years in business full time, and my part-timejob has been public policy, and I believe that my set of skills and experienceswould be a particular good fit to meet the challenges that Vermont is facing,”said Snelling.

Snelling, who lives in Starksboro, is currently the president ofthe Snelling Institute, which was created in honor of his father. He also runs Shelburne Corporation, the familybusiness, which makes brass wire products.

He’s also chaired the governor’scouncil of environmental advisers, and been the past chairman of the board ofHousing Vermont, and Vermont Youth Conservation Corps.

His sister, Diane Snelling, serves inthe Vermont Senate and is the only Republican from Chittenden County.

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Shay Totten

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Shay Totten wrote "Fair Game," a weekly political column, from April 2008-December 2011.

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