The Vermont Political Observer is the political blog of John Walters, author, journalist, editor, and — well — observer of Vermont politics. Views and opinions entirely my own. I started writing this in 2014 after a few years as part of the “Green Mountain Daily” group blog. The VPO went into cold storage in late 2016 when Seven Days hired me as its “Fair Game” political columnist, a gig which concluded in August 2019. And now I’m back here.
My background is in journalism, mostly radio, and mostly public radio. I’ve been a working reporter in Michigan, New Hampshire, and Vermont. I’m the author of one book, Roads Less Traveled: Visionary New England Lives, published by Plaidswede Press. It’s a collection of life stories of some of the most interesting people I’ve ever met. Available at many fine bookstores in New Hampshire and Vermont, or at www.johnswalters.com. Not at all political.
I can be reached via email at “jvwalt [at] myfairpoint [dot] net”.