Rep. Chip Conquest to Run for Vermont House Speaker

Rep. Chip Conquest to Run for Vermont House Speaker

Rep. Chip Conquest (D-Newbury) announced this week he will run for House speaker if he wins reelection to his House seat in November.

Conquest, a 54-year-old farmer and carpenter who has never served in House leadership, said lawmakers could do a better job of listening to and including disparate points of view.

“We haven’t done enough to build public support for big policy changes,” he said, citing Act 46, the state’s new school district consolidation law as one example. “Some of the resistance to Act 46 is a result of that.”

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