On January 22, 2019 Governor Phil Scott announced the appointment of Hal Colston as Representative for the Chittenden-6-7 district serving the City of Winooski and parts of Burlington in the House of Representatives. Colston, a Democrat, also serves at the Winooski Deputy Mayor..

Colston, a resident of Winooski, was appointed to fill the seat vacated by former Representative Clem Bissonnette, also a Democrat.

“Hal has dedicated much of his life to public service and improving the lives of people in his community,” said Gov. Scott. “As a city councilor and executive director of SerVermont, Hal has made it his mission to advocate for equity and justice for all, and I look forward to working with him in the Legislature.”

“It’s an honor to receive this historic appointment from Governor Scott to serve the people of Winooski in the House of Representatives as the first African American man from Chittenden County to be seated,” Colston said. “I’m excited to get to work and I believe my experience and perspective will be an asset in the General Assembly.” 

Colston is running for re-election for the following reasons: 

• Provide Leadership - be a voice for social, economic and racial justice

• Engage Citizens - inspire all to be a voice in our democratic process

• Promote Diversity - seek resources to support Winooski to be the best, inclusive place to live

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