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  Kunin, Madeleine M.
NameMadeleine M. Kunin
Burlington, Vermont , United States
Born September 28, 1933 (89 years)
ContributorJoshua L.
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 18, 2016 07:57pm
Tags Judaism -
InfoFormer Governor of Vermont

Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education

Former United States Ambassador to Switzerland

During her administration, Ms. Kunin was known as a reformer for education, a tough environmentalist, and a strong supporter for childcare and human services. Vermont's teacher salaries rose from 49th to 26th place in the national ranks during her tenure. Fortune Magazine rated her as one of the top ten education governors in the nation. The Institute for Southern Studies listed Vermont as the number one state for its environmental policies and first in the nation for its children's services and aid to the mentally ill under her leadership.

Appointed Deputy Secretary of Education by President Clinton in 1993, Ms. Kunin worked closely with other members of the department and the administration on key issues of education reform, including Goals 2000 and the School-to-Work Opportunities Act, national service, and the Safe Schools Act. She also served as co-chair of the Clinton Administration's working group on violence prevention.

In 1996 President Clinton appointed her ambassador to Switzerland, her native country.


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  02/10/1997 US Ambassador to Liechtenstein Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/27/1996 US Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1988 VT Governor Won 55.34% (+12.03%)
  11/04/1986 VT Governor Won 47.01% (+8.77%)
  11/06/1984 VT Governor Won 50.03% (+1.57%)
  11/02/1982 VT Governor Lost 43.95% (-11.06%)
  09/14/1982 VT Governor - D Primary Won 90.69% (+82.57%)
  11/04/1980 VT Lt. Governor Won 58.83% (+19.59%)
  11/07/1978 VT Lt. Governor Won 50.63% (+3.41%)
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VT US President - D Primary - Mar 01, 2016 D Hillary Clinton
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VT US President - D Primary - Mar 04, 2008 D Hillary Clinton
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VT At-Large - D Primary - Sep 12, 2006 D Peter Welch
Burlington, VT Mayor - Mar 07, 2006 D Hinda Miller
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VT Governor - D Primary - Sep 14, 2004 D Peter Clavelle
VT US President - D Primary - Mar 02, 2004 D Howard Dean
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