French Seeks Fourth Term In Legislature

Front Page / Jun. 12, 2008 12:00am EDT

French Seeks Fourth Term In Legislature

Rep. Patsy French of Randolph, who is finishing her third two-year term in the Vermont House of Representatives, announced this week that she will seek reëlection to one of the two seats in the district representing the towns of Braintree, Brookfield, Granville and Randolph.

In announcing her candidacy she said, "In my three terms in the Legislature I have learned a lot about important issues that affect our lives now and that will have an impact on our future here in Vermont. I want to use that knowledge to represent the interests of the people in my district. It’s important to look to the future to make sure that Vermont will be a place where our children and grandchildren will be able to enjoy living and working."

In her third term, Patsy served on the House Human Services Committee where she worked on issues such as protecting children, updating Vermont’s juvenile justice laws, and improving opportunities for young people who are transitioning out of the foster care system.

French also was appointed to represent the Vermont House of Representatives on the Commission on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders and on the Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board.

The Democratic state representative has lived in Randolph since 1978, where she and her husband, Pat French, have raised their two sons, Ben and Alex. She is a former elementary classroom teacher, Chapter I reading and math tutor, and a community volunteer.

French and her husband have owned and managed rental properties in Randolph for 30 years.

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