Flory to fill vacant state senate seat in Rutland County

Vermont Gov. Jim Douglasannounced that he has appointed the state representative from Pittsford, Peg Flory, to the Vermont State Senate. Flory replaces Sen. Hull Maynard who retired last month.

"It is an honor to appoint Peg to the State Senate," said Douglas.

"Peg 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 Peg'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," Douglas said.

"I want to thank Gov. Douglas for the tremendous privilege to serve the people of Rutland Country in the State Senate," said Flory. "I will continue to work hard during the upcoming session to fight for the county as we work to deal with the State'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."

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 Jan. 5. 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.

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