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  • Collection: Governor Madeleine Kunin

Kunin for Lieutenant Governor, 1978

Pamphlet for Madeleine Kunin's first run for lieutenant governor in 1978. In this campaign she introduced her distinctive type face and exclamation point.

Kunin announcement (Lieutenant Governor, 1980)

Photograph of Madeleine Kunin during a press conference announcing her candidacy for a second term as Lieutenant Governor

Kunin campaigns as Lieutenant Governor, 1980

Lieutenant Governor Madeleine Kunin campaigns for reelection alongside Marcelle Leahy (wife of Senator Patrick Leahy who was running for reelection) and Joan Mondale (wife of Vice President Walter Mondale who was also running for reelection) in the…

Kunin campaign pamphlet (Lieutenant Governor, 1980)

Eight-page pamphlet on newsprint promoting Madeleine Kunin's record as lieutenant governor for one term.

Kunin Campaign Button (Lieutenant Governor, 1980)

Campaign button for Madeleine Kunin from the 1980 election. Interestingly, both women running for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont in 1980 used only their last names on campaign material, as seen here with Kunin.

Garland Campaign Button, 1980

Campaign button for Margaret "Peg" Garland of Shelburne, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Vermont in 1980. Her opponent was incumbent lieutenant governor Madeleine Kunin. The election was the first time two women faced each other for…

Kunin talks to a voter at the State House, 1982

Lieutenant Governor Madeleine Kunin talks to a voter in front of the State House during her campaign for governor in 1982.

Kunin and Snelling Faceoff, 1982

Madeleine Kunin and Richard Snelling chat prior to their first head to head debate in their race for the governor. Snelling won the race with 55% of the vote.

Kunin campaign poster (Governor 1982)

A campaign poster for Madeleine Kunin's first (unsuccessful) campaign for governor.

Kunin sticker, Governor, 1982

This small-format bumper sticker was typical of Madeleine Kunin's bumper stickers over the years. The distinctive font, exclamation point, and line under it all were part of her "brand." Kunin lost this race but won two years later against a…

Kunin Campaign Button (Governor, 1984)

A campaign button, most likely from Kunin's 1984 campaign for governor, with just her first name, make it clear to voters they would be casting their ballots for a woman to be governor of Vermont. Most of her campaign material pronounced "Kunin!" in…

1984 Gubernatorial Debate

The candidates for governor of Vermont in 1984 at one of their debates. Left to right: John Easton, Jr. (Republican), Richard Gottlieb (Liberty Union), Madeleine Kunin (Democrat), and William Wicker (Libertarian).