MONTPELIER -- On the last day of the legislative session, State Rep. Brian Campion honored his colleague Rep. Anne Mook of Bennington, on the floor of the Vermont House of Representatives, for her decade of service. Mook is not seeking re-election.
"Today marks Representative Anne Mook’s last day of service as a representative of the great town of Bennington, and we are all indeed lucky to have had Anne working here on our behalf for the past 10 years," Campion began.
Campion went on to share with those assembled how colleagues who overlapped with Mook on the Education Committee described her having arrived in the State House "with her feet on the ground and ready to work." Later in her legislative career Mook served on the House Committee for Government Operations, where she helped oversee the legislative redistricting of the state.
Campion spoke of how Mook had brought a tremendous amount of experience to issues of education. He recalled how she had been a teacher, a community leader, and the director of Bennington Recreation Center prior to running for office. Campion added how Mook continues to be a strong voice for technical education in the state.
Campion later joked how prior to Mook running for office some people in town knew her best for having taught them how to swim and mentioned current State House reporter and former Banner staff writer Neal Goswami as one such individual.
Campion signed off by thanking Mook for all that she has done for Bennington and the State of Vermont. The assembled members of the legislature followed Campion’s remarks by giving Mook a standing ovation.