LONDONDERRY — Representative Kelly M Pajala (I, Londonderry) has announced her intention to run for the Windham-Bennington-Windsor seat in the Vermont House of Representatives, in a press released distributed on Tuesday, June 12.
Rep. Pajala, an Independent, was appointed by Governor Phil Scott last November to fill the seat vacated by Oliver Olsen. According to the
press release, her goalsof supporting diverse educational opportunities, fostering economic development and expanding communications infrastructure will be carried forward as she looks for support in the November General Election.
“It has been an honor to work on behalf of Jamaica, Londonderry, Stratton, Weston and Winhall for the last six months and I hope that the community will entrust me with that responsibility in the coming legislative session,” Pajala said.
According to the announcement, Pajala has focused on developing solutions that work best for her district as a whole, regardless of which side of the aisle a proposal comes from. Since her appointment in November, she served on the House Human Services Committee, supported substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery initiatives, and has been an active member of the Rural Economic Development Caucus.
“I hope to give our community a voice as Vermont’s education system continues to change, our rural communities grapple with shifting demographics, and the need for expanded cellular and broadband coverage increases,” she said.
Pajala also serves as Londonderry’s Town Clerk. She owns a small business, is a vendor at the West River Farmers Market, and is raising two boys.
Voters with with questions or concerns may email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 770-4987.