Firefighter to fill Flory's seat

PITTSFORD - In a game of legislative musical chairs, Gov. Jim Douglas announced he appointed Butch Shaw to serve as state representative from the Rutland-6 House District. Shaw will fill the seat vacated by Peg Flory, who was recently appointed to the Vermont State Senate, and represents the towns of Pittsford and Sudbury.

"I look forward to working with Butch as we address difficult fiscal challenges and work to strengthen our economy," the governor said. "I am confident that he will represent the people of Pittsford and Sudbury thoughtfully and with dedication."

"It's a great honor to represent the hardworking people of Pittsford and Sudbury in Montpelier," said Shaw. "As a volunteer firefighter, it's my instinct to run toward a problem, and that's what I intend to do in the legislature."

Shaw is a resident of Pittsford, where he serves as assistant fire chief, chairman of the Pittsford Board of Civil Authority and a justice of the peace. He is a former wrestling coach at Otter Valley Union High School.

Shaw owns a small electrical contracting business that specializes in installation and maintenance of traffic signals, roadway lighting, rail-highway signals and airfield lighting.

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