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Lanpher to run for reelection

VERGENNES-Rep. Diane Lanpher, who represents the city of Vergennes as well as the towns of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, and Waltham in the Vermont House of Representatives, last week announced that she will be seeking a second term in the Vermont House.

"During my first term, I've worked hard to represent the interests of the people in my district, and I look forward to continuing that work. I'm especially proud of my work on the Champlain Bridge."

As a member of the House Transportation Committee, Rep. Lanpher played a critical leadership role in securing the funds to rebuild the bridge, and in providing $800,000 in financial assistance to businesses adversely affected by the bridge closure.

"If I am re-elected, I plan to continue my work on transportation issues, working to fix and rebuild Vermont's roads and bridges. I also intend to make sure that the Lake Champlain Bridge is built on time, and on budget," she said.

During this past legislative session, Lanpher supported the jobs bill and a bill to help business with high credit card fees. Lanpher said she made good on her pledge not to raise any broad-based taxes by supporting a bill that reduced the education property tax rate. She also said she supported a bill that protects the parental rights of members of our military who are absent from their children's lives because of orders.

Lanpher supported a renewable energy law and supports more affordable energy.

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