• Tim Briglin

Windsor-Orange 2 in the House

Friday was a very proud day in the Statehouse for our legislative district. Each legislative session begins with a “devotional.” Usually devotions are a member of the clergy providing some inspirational remarks or a prayer. This morning Thetford’s very own master cellist Margaret Gilmore accompanied pianist Kathi Tarrant of Barnard in playing the deeply moving “Peace on Earth, A Thrush Singing in Deep-Woods.” It was a piece composed by Kathy Eddy of Braintree in the wake of 9/11. More than a couple of legislators were moved to tears by the beauty and grace of the composition and Margaret’s playing in particular. Sublime. Jim did a nice job introducing Margaret and her husband Howard Sussman, who was seated in the gallery, to the House.

Friday afternoon, Norwich’s Rebecca Holcombe, the Secretary of Education, gave a spectacularly good presentation to the legislature on the need for education reform. After her presentation, at a time of the week when most legislators are running to their cars for the commute home, Rebecca was mobbed by state reps looking for her input. She’s a rock star. If there’s a more respected public servant than Secretary Holcombe in Montpelier, I have yet to meet them.

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Jim Masland and Tim Briglin were elected to represent the Windsor-Orange 2 district towns of Norwich, Sharon, Strafford, and Thetford in the Vermont House of Representatives.  Their current two-year term is for 2021-2022.


Jim Masland is serving his eleventh term in the Statehouse and is a member of the Ways & Means Committee.


Tim Briglin is serving his third term in the Statehouse and is the Chair of the Energy & Technology Committee.


You can find Jim and Tim's seats in the General Assembly by clicking here.  Their seat numbers are #82 and #93, respectively.


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