Bruce was born in Burlington’s Old North End, attended Burlington public schools and has been hard at work since he was 15 years old. His mom was a secretary and his dad a school teacher.
After graduating from UVM, he worked as a file clerk, taxi driver and bartender before building a successful 40-year career in financial service. Bruce is an experienced manager of more than 2,300 employees and another 1,000 in support.
Bruce served 6 years in the Army Reserves. He is a supporter and board member of a range of organizations representing youth development, prevention of child abuse, education, the environment, the arts, historical preservation, and animal welfare.
He was the lead supporter of the Boys & Girls Club of Burlington’s ‘Early Promise Program’, which provides social and academic support, culminating in admission to a Vermont state college.
He founded the policy and advocacy organization, Campaign for Vermont, in 2011 – promoting common sense public policy ideas, accountability and transparency in government, and the enactment of ethics standards.
Bruce announced his candidacy for Governor last September.
Lisman for Vermont
PO Box 1371
Montpelier, VT 05601