Phil grew up in Barre, graduated from Spaulding High School and then from the University of Vermont.
Phil has been an entrepreneur all his life. At the age of 18, Phil started a boat rental and lawn mowing service on Lake Elmore. A few years later, he opened a motorcycle shop and now, he’s co-owner at Dubois Construction in Middlesex.
Through his experience as a young entrepreneur – and his frustration with public policy’s impact on business – Phil decided to bridge the gap between Montpelier and small businesses by running for the Vermont Senate in 2000. He won, and served for five consecutive terms.
In 2005, Phil founded the Wheels for Warmth program, in which Vermonters donate tires to either be recycled or, if deemed safe, resold at affordable prices, with all proceeds benefiting heating fuel assistance programs – more than $309,000 to date.
In 2010, with bipartisan encouragement, Phil was elected Vermont’s 79th Lieutenant Governor. As Lt. Governor he launched the Everyday Jobs Initiative, where to-date he has worked in the shoes of 35 different professions around the state. In 2015, he started the Vermont Economy Pitch sessions, which provide businesspeople the platform to pitch ideas directly to legislators on how to improve Vermont’s business climate. Many ideas from those sessions were introduced into the 2015 legislative session, and several of them passed into law.
In September of 2015, Phil announced his intention to run for Governor.
On Thursday nights during the summer, Phil can usually be found at Barre’s Thunder Road where he has raced the #14 car since 1992. He’s also an avid cyclist, logging more than 4,000 miles in the last year alone.
Phil lives in Berlin with his wife Diana. He has two grown daughters, Erica and Rachael.
Phil Scott for Vermont
46 Three Mile Bridge Road
Middlesex, VT 05602