Today, Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) announced its endorsement of David Zuckerman for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. During his tenure as Lieutenant Governor, and his nearly twenty years of service in the Vermont House and Senate, David Zuckerman has been a consistent and effective leader on issues aligned with Vermont Conservation Voters’ mission.

Through its endorsements, VCV aims to educate voters across the state on candidates whose values and actions align with their vision for Vermont to advance and defend policies that protect the environment and promote health, while advancing social, racial, and economic justice, and strengthening our democracy. 

“As we see attacks on democracy, and federal courts stripping away rights and undermining the ability of the federal government to address pressing challenges like climate change, we need proven statewide leaders with a strong vision for Vermont,” said Lauren Hierl, executive director, Vermont Conservation Voters. “David Zuckerman is that leader, with a track record of working to address the most pressing challenges of the day in a way that will help all Vermont communities be healthier and more resilient.”

David Zuckerman added, “I’m honored to receive VCV’s endorsement and their continued confidence in my environmental leadership. We are in the midst of a climate emergency. An immediate response is imperative, and I will continue fighting for aggressive legislative action to protect our planet. We must tackle this crisis in a progressive way so that working people do not bear the brunt of the cost for resiliency and restoration.”

Hierl added, “David Zuckerman has long championed policies that safeguard our environment while supporting our communities. As an organic farmer, David sees the impact of climate change firsthand and knows we must act urgently. VCV encourages Vermonters to elect David Zuckerman as Lieutenant Governor of Vermont so we can have the strong leadership we need as we face ongoing threats to our democracy and a healthy planet.”

For its endorsement process, VCV invites all statewide candidates to participate in an interview process. In addition to holding interviews, VCV staff gathers information about each interested candidate’s environmental voting record and demonstrated leadership if they previously served in office, as well as examples from their career and work they’ve done in their communities that align with our mission. The VCV Board of Directors votes on all endorsements. For our list of endorsements, visit, which will be continually updated as a full slate of 2024 endorsements is announced in the coming months.