Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) appointed businessman Peter Reed (I) to fill the vacant Orange-Washington-Addison District state House seat on January 6, 2020. Reed was sworn into office on January 7, 2020, the first day of Vermont’s 2020 Legislative Session.
Reed’s appointment came after former state Representative Ben Jickling (I) resigned in August 2019 to join a software company in Wisconsin.
Before joining the Vermont House of Representatives, Reed served as a community banking officer for Northfield Savings Bank, an executive director for UBS Investment Bank, and a manager for the Royal Bank of Canada. Reed also has experience in the securities and consulting fields.
The Vermont House of Representatives has five Independent representatives and seven members that are a part of the Vermont Progressive Party, a third party in Vermont. It has the highest number of Independent and third party candidates of any state legislative chamber in the United States.
An officeholder or candidate who identifies as an Independent is not affiliated with any political party. According to its Statement of Principles, the Vermont Progressive Party is designed to promote economic, social and environmental justice and sustainability within the state of Vermont.
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