Vermont Lt. Governor Phil Scott’s Construction Company Totally Destroyed By Fire
am glad no one was hurt, an awful lot of history though. I have owned
for 26, 27 years, a lot of history, a lot of records. A lot of the
equipment is gone" - Lt. Governor Phil Scott
By Dell Hill
in the early Fall, as Vermont was digging itself out of a horrible mess
created by Tropical Storm Irene, you may have seen the State’s
Lieutenant Governor, Phil Scott promoting the “We Are Vermont Strong”
campaign. The popular second-in-command of state government even had
the Vermont Strong logo painted on his stock cars that he drives on New
England race tracks.
Gov. Phil Scott with Lyz Tomsuden and Eric Mallette, developers of the
"Vermont Strong" logo. Photo: Courtesy of Phil Scott
wasn’t directly impacted by that storm, but today he’s learning what
it’s like to be Vermont Strong. His entire construction business was
destroyed by fire last Friday night.
Here’s the report from Anson Tebbetts of WCAX TV in Burlington, Vermont.
you might expect, Phil Scott’s phone has been ringing off the hook with
offers from thousands of Vermonters asking “how can we help”.
one local official told me today, “I know a lot of people realize how
hard Phil Scott worked behind the scenes to help hundreds of Vermonters
in the aftermath of Irene, and now they want to return the favor.
That’s how we roll here. Political party doesn’t matter (Scott is the
lone Republican in a state government totally dominated by Democrats).
The only thing that matters is he’s lost everything related to DuBois
Construction and if there’s any possible way we can help him recover,
we’ll do it”.
Scott’s Chief of Staff, Nancy Driscoll, posted a ‘Thank You” on his web site today for the outpouring of public support.