Peter Brownell

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Peter C. Brownell (born 1948) is an American politician who served as the 39th Mayor of Burlington, Vermont. Prior to his tenure as mayor he was active in local politics with him serving on the school board and the city council. After his tenure as mayor he served in the Vermont Senate.


  • The new mayor has no intention of discriminating against anyone. I think the issue relative to the personnel policy has been settled by the City Council. It is not my intention to try to reverse or overturn that policy.
    • As quoted in The Burlington Free Press (March 15, 1993)
      • When asked if he would ensure equality for gay and lesbians due to advertisements he ran in the 1993 mayoral election
  • In this particular job, I'd like to see myself as a community servant. This is not a profession. I don not view myself as a professional politician. I characterize myself as someone who's just doing a period of community service in my life here. Longer than two years, but less than a lifetime.
  • McCain is a man of principle, integrity and courage, and has the skills and leadership qualities to lead our country and restore dignity to the office of the president of the United States.
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