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Pugh seeks re-election in District 3-8

SOUTH BURLINGTON Vermont State Rep. Ann Pugh, a Democrat, is seeking re-election to the South Burlington District 3-8 legislative seat. In her campaign announcement last week, Pugh said, I am proud of what we have accomplished over the past 16 years, including improving access to health care for our children and our seniors, protecting vulnerable Vermonters, building a cleaner environment and providing incentives for quality job creation. In Montpelier, Pugh said she has consistently demonstrated an ability to work successfully in a bipartisan manner to get the job done for South Burlington. She also said that she has an established track record as an experienced, effective legislator which has been recognized by local and statewide organizations over the years. She was honored by the KidSafe Collaborative of Chittenden County for Outstanding Childrens Advocacy and by Voices for Vermonts Children as a Legislative Champion for Kids. She was identified by the local press as a Standout Legislator for 2006 and one of six legislators who have made a big difference. Pugh currently chairs the House Human Services Committee and co-chairs the joint House and Senate Health Access Oversight Committee. As a member of the Commerce Committee she worked on legislation to create new jobs, reform workers compensation, reduce the unemployment insurance rate for new businesses, increase consumer protections and support a viable renewable energy infrastructure. When she was a member of the Ways and Means Committee, Pugh said she was instrumental in establishing a new tax credit for child care expenses and in the expansion of the income tax exemption for veterans retirement income. She is married to Richard Hayes and is the stepmother of Jennie Hayes, age 23, who attended South Burlington middle and high school and now lives in California. A UVM faculty member, she has made South Burlington her home for close to 30 years serving the community as a Justice of the Peace, a member of the Board of Civil Authority, a member of the Planning Commission, of the Economic Development Committee and for the past 16 years as a state legislator. She currently serves on the board of Recycle North and Kids-A-Part as well as being part of the Chittenden County Hunger Council. South Burlington district 3-8 includes much of what is considered the southeast quadrant of the city and voters go to the polls at the F.H.Tuttle Middle School on Dorset Street. is seeking re-election to the South Burlington District 3-8 legislative seat.

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