On June 21, 2017

Gov. Scott appoints Soucy for Rutland Senate seat

By Evan Johnson

On Monday, June 19, Governor Phil Scott announced the appointment of David Soucy as Senator for the Rutland District, serving Rutland County. He will serve alongside Senators Peg Flory and Brian Collamore.

Soucy, a resident of Killington, was appointed to fill the seat vacated by former Senator Kevin Mullin, who was recently appointed as chair of the Green Mountain Care Board. Keeping with traditional practice when replacing a member of the Legislature, Gov. Scott selected a replacement from the same political party, Republican.

“Dave brings a wealth of business experience to this position, which will serve the people of Rutland County well,” said Gov. Scott.

“With his commitment to serving Vermonters, I am confident he will be a positive force in Montpelier, proudly representing the people of Rutland.”

Soucy has been a Vermont resident since 1997 and has served as the general manager and head golf professional at Green Mountain National Golf Course in Killington. He is a member of various state and local organizations, including the Killington Pico Area Association, the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce, and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

“I’m honored to have been selected to serve the residents of Rutland County, and look forward to working with my fellow legislators and Governor Scott to promote economic development and address the crucial issues facing Vermonters,” said Soucy.

Soucy, a former professional golfer, is the past president of the Vermont Chapter of the Professional Golf Association of America and currently sits on the board of directors of New England PGA. In 2012, Soucy started Legislative Golf Day at the Vermont State House to develop relationships between legislators and leaders of the Vermont golf industry. He attended Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Depite the fact that it’s a busy time of year for golf, Soucy said he didn’t think the two-day veto session would interfere with his responsibilities running Green Mountain National Golf Course, one of Killington’s two golf courses.

While his scheduled time for the legislative session may be brief, Soucy said he wanted to focus on issues surrounding economic development, specifically Act 250.

“We need to be able to promote economic development without all the time and money that it normally takes,” he said.

Soucy will be sworn in this week. He will be participating in the veto session, which begins Wednesday, June 21.

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