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Peter Clavelle

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Peter Clavelle
38th Mayor of Burlington
In office
April 4, 1989 – April 5, 1993
Preceded byBernie Sanders
Succeeded byPeter C. Brownell
In office
April 3, 1995 – April 1, 2006
Preceded byPeter C. Brownell
Succeeded byBob Kiss
Personal details
Born (1949-05-10) May 10, 1949 (age 71)
Winooski, Vermont, U.S.
Political partyProgressive (1989–2004, 2005–present)
Other political
affiliations
Democratic (2004)
Independent (before 1989)
Spouse(s)Besty Ferries
Children3
EducationSaint Anselm College (BA)
Syracuse University (MPA)

Peter A. Clavelle (born May 10, 1949) is an American politician who served as the 38th and 40th Mayor of Burlington, Vermont and was the first member of a third party to hold the office since James Edmund Burke in 1935.[1]

Early life and education

Peter A. Clavelle was born on May 10, 1949 to Raymond and Eleanor Clavelle in Winooski, Vermont. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in urban studies from Saint Anselm College and a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University.[2]

Career

In 1961, he was elected mayor of Winooski for a day by his Boy Scout troop.[3] In 1972 he was appointed as Castleton's town manager and in 1976 was appointed as Winooski's city manager. During Bernie Sanders' tenure as mayor of Burlington, Clavelle served as Burlington's personnel director and later as director of the Community and Economic Development Office from 1983 to 1989.

1989 - 1993 mayoral terms

Clavelle was elected mayor in 1989 as a Progressive.[1] During the 1993 mayoral election he raised almost twice as much money as his Republican opponent Peter C. Brownell although Brownell was able to take the Burlington police union's endorsement from Clavell.[4][5] On March 3 Brownell unexpectedly defeated Clavelle with 5,410 votes to 4,686 votes. Clavelle stated that he lost due to the controversy over his proposal to have the city pay for healthcare benefits for domestic partners of city workers which was passed.[6]

1995 - 2006 mayoral terms

Clavelle returned to the mayor's office two years later in 1995 continuing to hold the position until 2006.[7]

In 2004, Clavelle ran for Governor as a Democrat against incumbent Governor Jim Douglas and four other candidates. In order to run in the Democratic Party primary, Clavelle had to change party affiliation, as required by state law.[8] He received the endorsement of five-term former Democratic Governor Howard Dean, but was defeated, 38% to 59%.[9]

Clavelle did not seek re-election to an eighth term as mayor in the 2006 Burlington mayoral election.[10] Bob Kiss succeeded Clavelle as mayor in April 2006.

In 2012, Clavelle moved to Albania as a staff member on a USAID-funded local governance project.[1] He returned to Vermont in 2016.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Kelley, Kevin J. (2012-02-29). "A Former Mayor's New Direction". 7dvt.com.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - Candidate - Peter Clavelle". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2020-10-10.
  3. ^ "Peter Clavelle: Former mayor is back in the trenches". The Burlington Free Press. 26 February 1995. p. 40. Archived from the original on 8 December 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Clavelle holds fund-raising edge in mayor's race". The Burlington Free Press. 23 February 1993. p. 4. Archived from the original on 1 December 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Burlington's police union backs Brownell". The Burlington Free Press. 23 February 1993. p. 16. Archived from the original on 1 December 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Brownell Wins". The Burlington Free Press. 3 March 1993. p. 1. Archived from the original on 1 December 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ a b Kelley, Kevin J. (2016-05-25). "He's Back: Peter Clavelle on Bernie, the Mall and Life in Albania". Seven Days. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  8. ^ Baruth, Philip (March 16, 2008). "The VDB Sit-Down With Anthony Pollina". Vermont Daily Briefing. Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2009-04-12.
  9. ^ "VT Elections Database » Search Elections". VT Elections Database. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  10. ^ Freyne, Peter (2005-09-07). "Bye, Bye Mayor Moonie!". Seven Days. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
Political offices
Preceded by
Bernie Sanders
Mayor of Burlington
1989–1993
Succeeded by
Peter C. Brownell
Preceded by
Peter C. Brownell
Mayor of Burlington
1995–2006
Succeeded by
Bob Kiss
Party political offices
Preceded by
Doug Racine
Democratic nominee for Governor of Vermont
2004
Succeeded by
Scudder Parker
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