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Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:American, Vermont and rural politics, town meetings, political humor
Biography:Bryan teaches courses in American politics and public administration and is a popular public speaker on the topics of American, Vermont and rural/local politics, the history of Vermont town meetings and Vermont humor. He is the author of several books on state and local politics,including "Real Democracy: the New England Town Meeting and How it Works" (Dec. 2003), "Yankee Politics in Rural Vermont," "Politics in the Rural State," "The Vermont Papers: Re-creating Democracy on a Human Scale" and a humor book titled, "The Vermont Owners Manual." Bryan is often sought out by reporters for commentary on Vermont politics, and recently about former Gov. Howard Dean's presidential bid.