Governor Phil Scott Appoints Kristi Morris to the Windsor-3-2 Seat in the Vermont House of Representatives
Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today announced the appointment of Kristi Morris, of Springfield, to complete the term of Representative Robert Forguites, following his passing earlier this year.
“I’m pleased to appoint Kristi to the House of Representatives and appreciate his enthusiasm for serving the people of Springfield,” said Governor Scott. “His engineering, management and business experience will bring an important perspective and expertise to his work and will be valuable to the Legislature.”
Morris spent nearly 45 years as the manager of engineering at Lovejoy Tool Company in Springfield. He’s also served on the Springfield Selectboard for over a decade and has been an active volunteer in community organizations, including as a volunteer firefighter and EMT. Morris holds an associate degree in mechanical engineering from Vermont Technical College.
“It’s an honor to be appointed to serve the people of Springfield as a state representative,” Morris said. “I look forward to getting to work and appreciate the opportunity to become more involved in supporting my community and moving Springfield forward, while offering stability and accountability as we transition to the future.”
Morris, a Democrat, will serve the two-seat district along with the Dean of the House, Representative Alice Emmons (D-Springfield).
“I welcome Kristi as the new Representative from Springfield. The goal for us is to continue working as a team, as Bob and I did, for our town to have a voice in Montpelier,” said Emmons.
Morris will be sworn in and seated in the House of Representatives later this month. Keeping with tradition, Governor Scott selected a replacement from the same party of the vacating legislator.