Republican Brian Dubie, Vermont's lieutenant governor, is up against almost a dozen other candidates in the state's gubernatorial race. The list includes independent Dennis Steele, who advocates Vermont's secession from the U.S., and Cris Ericson of the United States Marijuana Party. But Dubie's biggest challenger is Democrat Peter Shumlin. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Dubie's life.
Is Brian Dubie married?
Yes, Dubie is married.
Who is Brian Dubie's wife?
Dubie is married to Penny Bolio Dubie.
What does Brian Dubie's wife do for a living?
Dubie's wife was a public school teacher. She now participates in community service work such as driving for Meals on Wheels.
How long have Brian Dubie and his wife been married?
Dubie and his wife have been married for about 25 years.
How and when did Brian and Penny Dubie meet?
Dubie met his future wife over a game of horseshoes. A friend of both had introduced them at the Dubie family camp at Porters Point. Three years later, they were married.
Were either Brian Dubie or his wife married before?
No, this is the first marriage for both.
Does Brian Dubie have children?
Dubie has four children: Emily, 22; Jack, 21; Matthew, 20; and Casey, 18. Emily has graduated from Anselm College. Jack is at Stanford, and Matthew is at Georgia Tech. Casey recently graduated from Essex High School.
Does Brian Dubie have grandchildren?
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