JIM HARRISON of Chittenden, VT (Rutland County) was appointed to the House in 2017 and elected to a new term in 2018. He is the former president of the Vermont Retail & Grocers Association (VRGA), a position he held until the end of 2016 after a 29+ year career with the organization. He has a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from New Hampshire College. Since stepping down from his full-time position with the Association, he has worked part time at Green Mountain Golf Course in Killington, currently serves as Treasurer of the Friends of the Chittenden Public Library, is a member of the Chittenden Historical Society, and is a member of the scholarship selection committee for VRGA. He and his wife, Pat, have lived in North Chittenden since 2006 and the Rutland region for over 30 years. They have two adult children and three grandsons.
In his first term, he has sponsored legislation to improve the state’s economy, improve the efficiency of the legislative process and state government, lower taxes on Social Security benefits, streamline the Act 250 process, consumer protection measures for small businesses and allowing pharmacists to disclose the cash price of prescription drugs, among others. He believes strongly in fiscal responsibility and advancing efforts that will improve the state’s economic future.
Thank you to all who voted in the November 6 General Election and most specifically, the towns of Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington and Mendon that also supported me for a new term as state representative. I was both honored and humbled to receive a majority of votes in each of the towns.
A combination of hundreds of home visits, meet and greets and the “dump & donut” events provided me with wonderful opportunities to meet, listen and learn from fellow residents. Thank you for sharing suggestions, concerns, kind words and encouragement along the way.
Thanks also to Gina Ottoboni for running a positive and issues oriented campaign. Running for state representative in a rural district comprised of four spread-out towns requires quite a time commitment and I commend her for taking up the challenge.
I look forward to doing my best for you in the new term as your representative.
State Representative for Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon
This Saturday I will be at the following town transfer stations with fresh Jones Donuts from Rutland:
8:00 am-10:00 am – Bridgewater Transfer Station
10:30 am-12:30 pm – Killington Transfer Station
1:00 pm-3:00 pm - Chittenden Transfer Station
Stop by to say hello as our campaign for a new term nears completion and enjoy some of the best donuts in Vermont!
Meet & Greet with Governor Phil Scott
Monday, October 29, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Mountain Top Inn & Resort, 195 Mountain Top Rd, Chittenden
Jim Harrison, State Representative for Chittenden, Mendon, Killington & Bridgewater
Rutland County Senate Candidates
Brian Collamore, Jim McNeil, Ed Larson
Rutland County Probate Judge Candidate
Butch Shaw, State Representative for Pittsford, Sudbury & Brandon
Hors d’oeuvres provided, cash bar
Thank you Governor Douglas for your support!
I have had the opportunity to get to know Jim Harrison, first as a leader in the state’s retail and grocery community, and now as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives. He is exactly the type of legislator we need in Montpelier and I encourage voters of Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington and Mendon to support him on Nov. 6.
Jim has always been willing to share the perspective of those he represents with his deep knowledge, clarity and often with a bit of passion. When I served as governor, I valued his input on a wide variety of issues.
He understands the needs of small business, knows the legislative process and has a wealth of experience to bring to the table. He works hard, is willing to talk with others and brings a commonsense approach to issues important to Vermont’s future.
I’m proud to endorse Jim Harrison for a new term as state representative.
James H. Douglas
A special thank you to longtime Rutland retailer, Bonnie Hawley, for her words of support:
“I worked with Jim Harrison for many years while serving on the Board of the Vermont Retail & Grocers Assn. He is a true professional with the knowledge and experience to serve his district well. And he is a gentleman and man of honor. We could use many more like him in the political world today.”
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