December 15, 2009
Montpelier, Vt. â€“ Governor Douglas today announced that he has appointed the State Representative from Pittsford, Peg Flory, to the State Senate. Flory replaces Senator Hull Maynard who retired last month.
â€œIt is an honor to appoint Peg to the State Senate,â€ said Governor Douglas. â€œPeg is a great leader who has represented the people in her district well over the last ten years. The people of Rutland Country will benefit from Pegâ€™s dedication, passion and commitment to her constituents. I know that Peg will continue to champion legislation that will help grow our economy and support our struggling families.â€
â€œI want to thank Governor Douglas for the tremendous privilege to serve the people of Rutland Country in the State Senate,â€ said Flory. â€œI will continue to work hard during the upcoming session to fight for the county as we work to deal with the Stateâ€™s difficult economic situation. The people of this region have been hit hard and I want them to know that I am going to do all I can to support efforts to encourage economic growth and fight against higher taxes.â€
Flory is a native Vermonter and resident of Pittsford. She is an attorney in private practice and has served on the House Judiciary Committee which she chaired from 2002-2004. Flory is active in her community serving on various councils and on the Rutland County Diversion Review Board. She is a member of the American, Vermont and Rutland County Bar Associations.
Flory was married to the late Joseph J. Flory and has three sons.
Flory will take her seat in the State Senate when the Legislature convenes on January 5th. A caucus of the town committee in Pittsford will take place in the coming weeks in order to nominate candidates to replace Flory in the House of Representatives.
Source: Office of the Governor
Last Updated at: December 15, 2009 08:47:04