Former Governor of Vermont and Former President of the Democratic National Committee

Howard Dean started his political career in 1982, after being elected to the Vermont House of Representatives, having practiced medicine before that. In 1991, Howard Dean became Governor of Vermont, position which he occupied for twelve years. Respect by both his fellow democrats and republicans, Howard Dean was the chairman of the National Governors’ Association, the Democratic Governors’ Association, and the New England Governors’ Association while he served as Governor. In 2003 he left office to compete in the 2004 Democratic primaries to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for President, having been pioneer in the use of the Internet during his campaign.