For Immediate Release
Feb. 8, 2011
Contact: Susan Allen
Gov. Shumlin appoints Jill Krowinski to Burlington House seat
MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin today appointed Jill Krowinski of Burlington to replace outgoing state Rep. Rachel Weston for the seat representing Ward 3.
“Jill has worked hard to get young people involved in the political process and registered to vote,” Gov. Shumlin said. “She also knows how the House and Senate operate from her time working as assistant to former House Speaker Gaye Symington, so she’ll hit the ground running.”
"I want to thank Governor Shumlin for giving me this incredible opportunity to represent Burlington in the House of Representatives,” Krowinski said. “I'm ready to get to work with a great group of legislators from Burlington and excited to work for a great community."
Among her priority issues are health care reform, education, and empowering young people to get involved in their communities. Krowinski graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Urban Studies and Political Science in 2002. In addition to her work for Symington, she has served as Executive Director of the Vermont Democratic Party and founded a non-profit dedicated to registering young people to vote. She is currently the Vermont Director of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. Krowinski serves on the Board of Directors of the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, Begin Blue, Vermont Access to Reproductive Freedom, and is a Commissioner for the Fletcher Free Library in Burlington.