The Pomfret resident comes from a long line of political players. Both parents, Donald and Marion, served in the Vermont House; Donald remains clerk of the House. Grandfather Henry Milne also served in the legislature and as an aide to former senator and governor George Aiken, according to a profile in Business People-Vermont.
Milne is just the latest in a series of potential candidates who've flirted with a run against Shumlin. Among those who still haven't ruled one out are Rep. Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe), former state auditor and senator Randy Brock and retired Wall Street executive Bruce Lisman. The only declared candidate for the Republican nomination, thus far, is Emily Peyton of Putney.