MONTPELIER — Vermont state Auditor Tom Salmon says he’s decided not to seek re-election this year to a fourth two-year term.
Salmon issued a letter Friday saying he’s likely to seek a job instead in a federal inspector general’s office or as a chief financial officer. He says he also has an offer from an accounting firm.
Salmon earlier had said he might run for the U.S. Senate against independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, but he made no mention of that in his letter. A message left on his cellphone voice mail was not returned Friday afternoon.
He wrote: “I have a number of options presented to me, and some still out there, in God’s hands. It is most likely I will land in federal service ... as my passion continues to be improving government performance and better federal-state-local intergovernmental collaboration. I have an offer from a CPA firm as well.”
Salmon was elected as a Democrat after a recount in 2006 over Republican incumbent Randy Brock.
He switched parties from Democrat to Republican in 2009.
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