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Vt. Rep. Brian Savage to resign from office

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 10:34 PM EST
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A Vermont state representative is resigning after more than a decade in office.

During Monday’s special legislative session, there was a tripartisan standing round of applause for Swanton Republican Brian Savage after he announced he was stepping down.

Savage was elected in 2009 and has served on several key committees during his tenure.

He will be taking over as Swanton’s town administrator in the coming weeks.

Savage touts a 2011 law toughening DUI penalties as one of his biggest victories under the golden dome.

He says he’s passionate about local government and wants to make Swanton more efficient.

“People in town approached me and thought I would be a good fit for that, and so I submitted my resume and figured if I’m going to do this in my lifetime, it’s now or never,” Savage said.

The Swanton GOP will send three suggestions on who they think should replace Savage to Gov. Phil Scott. Scott then has the final word.

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