Peter Galbraith plans Tuesday announcement

MONTPELIER — Former Democratic Windham County Sen. Peter Galbraith has registered as a candidate for governor and will announce his political plans at a State House news conference Tuesday.

Galbraith, who served two terms in the Senate, decided not to seek re-election in 2014. He registered with the Secretary of State’s office Monday and updated his political Facebook page to “Peter Galbraith for VT Governor.”

Peter Galbraith

Peter Galbraith

Galbraith has been mulling a bid for governor for several months. He recently participated in a news conference by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Dunne to denounce corporate donations to political campaigns.

Galbraith, 65, is a resident of Townsend. He served as ambassador to Croatia during the administration of former President Bill Clinton.

Galbraith will join Dunne and former Agency of Transportation Secretary Sue Minter in a Democratic primary.

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