JIM HARRISON of Chittenden, VT (Rutland County) was appointed to the House in 2017. 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 works part time at Green Mountain Golf Course in Killington, serves as Treasurer of the Friends of the Chittenden Public Library, 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 30 years. They have two adult children and three grandsons.
Jim he is a candidate for a new legislative term this fall. 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 Bridgewater Grange for hosting last night's candidate forum for state representative as well as the Windsor County Senate. It was great to see some 50 people in attendance who were very engaged on a number of topics.
This Wednesday, September 19, 7:00 pm, there will be a candidate forum for state representative (Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon) and state senate (Windsor County Senate). The event will be held at the Grange Hall in Bridgewater Corners (Route 100A just south of the Corners Store on Route 4). All are welcome.
With the fall campaign season now upon us, I will be scheduling a few “meet & greets” at town transfer stations within the district to connect with voters and garner input on how I can best serve you in Montpelier and help grow Vermont’s economy.
Saturday, Sept. 8, 9:00 am-12:00 pm – Killington Transfer Station
Saturday, Sept. 15, 9:00 am-12:00 pm – Bridgewater Transfer Station
Saturday, Sept. 22, 9:00 am-12:00 pm - Chittenden Transfer Station
Also, on Wednesday, September 19, 7:00 pm, there will be a forum for candidates seeking to be state representative (Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon) and state senators (Windsor County). The event will be held at the Grange Hall in Bridgewater Corners (Route 100A just south of the Corners Store on Route 4 and near Long Trail Brewery). Come join us.
Lawn Signs now available – email me if you would like one
I appreciate all who voted in the August 14 primary and those in the towns of Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington and Mendon that also supported my candidacy on the ballot for a new term as state representative.
I believe strongly in fiscal responsibility and advancing bills that will improve our economic future. I am also a believer in the legislature getting its work done in the budgeted time allotted. The overtime session this year could have been avoided in my view (I forgo legislative pay to do my small part in needlessly costing taxpayers’ money).
This past session I supported or sponsored legislation to improve the state’s economy, improve the efficiency of the legislative process, lower taxes on Social Security benefits, streamline the Act 250 process, provide consumer protection measures for small businesses and allow pharmacists to disclose the cash price of prescription drugs.
While I don’t have all the answers, I will bring a practical and sensible approach to issues. I will continue to keep district residents informed through various communications. Lastly, I will not promise things we cannot afford.
We have lived in Chittenden since 2006 and in Vermont for close to 35 years. Pat and I have two adult children and are blessed with three adorable grandsons. I am the former president of the Vermont Retail & Grocers Association and prior to that, I held various management positions in the food industry.
I hope you will support me on Election Day, Nov 6. I know the players, the process and understand the politics to best serve our district. And I am committed to promoting policies that will help our region.
For more information on my candidacy, please visit www.harrisonforvermont.com
State Representative for Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon
A Meet & Greet is scheduled for Thursday, August 23, 7:30-9:30 am at the Greenbrier Inn, Route 4, Killington. Be sure to stop by for coffee and let me know what issues are most important to you. A huge Thank you to Jennifer Iannantuoni and Steve Nisimblat for hosting the informal community event.
Hope to see you there!
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