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Banker appointed to vacant seat in Vermont House

January 6, 2020 GMT

A career banker and securities expert has been appointed to a vacant seat in the Vermont House of Representatives, the governor’s office announced on Monday.

Peter Reed, an independent, will replace former independent Rep. Ben Jickling, who resigned in August.

Reed has lived in Braintree since 2014, following a 35-year career in banking and securities in Puerto Rico, Chicago, New York and Connecticut. From 2015 to 2019, he managed the Randolph and Bethel branches of Northfield Savings Bank.

“Peter understands the importance of economic development and growing our economy to address our state’s challenges, and those of the communities he’ll represent,” Scott said in a statement. “I believe his experience will bring an important perspective to the House and I look forward to working with him this session.”

The 2020 Vermont Legislature convenes on Tuesday.