Middlebury, Vermont , United States
|| August 16, 1943
Apr 12, 2020 10:07pm
Caucasian - Married - Straight -
|Info||Scudder Parker grew up on a dairy farm in the Northeast Kingdom, where he learned to fish, milk, hay, log, and, while having the run of the countryside, trust his instincts. As a young man, Scudder—like his father and grandfather before him—was ordained a minister in his community. He helped Vermonters in their homes, on their farms, and in his church on a daily basis for twenty years. Living in a rural community and helping provide for the needs of others fostered his independent vision and inspired him to dedicate his life to public service. |
Scudder's deeply rooted values derive from his faith and his belief in justice. During his four terms as the first Democratic senator in sixty years from Caledonia County, Scudder earned enduring respect and a reputation as a resolute and responsive leader.
He went on to direct energy-efficiency and renewable-energy programs at the Vermont Department of Public Service. Scudder has two daughters, Katie and Emily. He lives in Middlesex with his wife, Susan Sussman. As governor, Scudder Parker will be a resourceful leader open to new ideas and firmly committed to Vermont families and broader prosperity for our state.