Statement on Senator Leahy’s Announcement of Retirement Plans
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Montpelier, VT (November 15, 2021) – Today, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy announced his plan to retire after eight terms in office.

Responding to the announcement, Vermont Chamber President Betsy Bishop said, “We thank Senator Patrick Leahy for his leadership serving Vermonters for nearly five decades. Senator Leahy has been a champion for Vermont businesses and thriving downtowns, supporting sustainable economic growth and development across the state. He always listened to Vermonters and put their needs first. It’s clear that Senator Leahy’s sense of Vermont stems from his roots in Burlington. But he also has a solid understanding of Vermont’s rural landscape because of his farm and residence in Middlesex, which is also my hometown. This shared experience in both the urban and rural parts of Vermont has grounded him to serve our state and our country with honor and a sense of place. We celebrate Senator Leahy’s long-term leadership and all he has accomplished for Vermont.”