Rep. Peter Smith (R-VT) joins the ReFormers Caucus

  • Purvi Sarup

Issue One is pleased to welcome former Vermont Republican Congressman Peter Smith to the ReFormers Caucus. The ReFormers are a group of over 150 former governors and members of Congress dedicated to reducing the influence of money in politics.

Congressman Smith represented Vermont’s at large district from 1988-1990. Before his time in the House, he was the lieutenant governor of Vermont from 1983-1987 and a Vermont state senator from 1981-1983.

Congressman Smith has dedicated his career to advocating for educational reform. He was the founding president of the Community College of Vermont, the dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University and the founding president of California State University, Monterey Bay. In 2005, Congressman Smith was appointed the assistant director general for education of UNESCO, where he worked to reform the education sector of the United Nations.

He is currently at the University of Maryland University College as the chair and professor of innovative practices in higher education.

Congressman Smith joins his fellow ReFormers to strengthen the bipartisan coalition and fix our broken political system.

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