The Vermont House yesterday elected Jill Krowinski, a former Planned Parenthood lobbyist and executive, as Speaker of the House.
"Krowinski did not choose to conclude her oath with “so help me God.” Lawmakers have the option of so swearing or by saying “affirm under the penalty of perjury.” Krowinski and several other House leaders and staff members met in the Well of the House. All others attended via Zoom. No other Speaker candidates were nominated. Her nomination was seconded by Republican Tom Burditt (R- West Rutland), who praised her personal support for his leadership on a child sex abuse bill."
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