CHESTER - Rep. Kathy Pellett, Democrat, Windsor 1-1, announced tonight at the meeting of Chester & Andover Democrats that she would not be seeking re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in November.
"Being State Representative enriched my life in a way I never expected," said Rep. Pellett. "This has been the most satisfying and worthwhile job I've had in my life. I leave it with mixed emotions -- sad as I will miss the legislative and constituent work, but I am happy that I will be able to spend more time with my family. I intend to stay involved in the community and will be helping others get elected in November.
"Vermont may have a part-time legislature, but being a legislator is not part-time work. It is not a job for the faint at heart - it takes time, energy, and being committed to the issues that keep Vermont the great state that it is." Kathy Pellett has represented Chester, Andover, Baltimore and North Springfield for the past six years.
"I want to thank everyone for their support over the years and it has been an honor and pleasure to serve in the Vermont Legislature."
Representative Pellett reminds her constituent that she will be their representative until the November elections. She also announced that Leigh Dakin of Chester would run as the Democrat nominee. "Leigh cares as much as I do about the issues that are so important to Vermonters. I am confident she will serve the people well. She knows, as I did, that the key to good representation is listening to the community."