Vermont General Assembly Members, 2007
A WORLD WIDE WEB PUBLICATION
OF THE VERMONT SECRETARY OF STATE
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GEORGE R. COPPENRATH
of Barnet, Caledonia County, Republican, was born July 16, 1945 in Clinton, MA. Moved to Peacham, VT in 1950, attended elementary schools in
Peacham and West Barnet and graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in 1963. Received BS in Economics from University of Louisiana - Monroe.
Married Susan Marie Wilcke in 1971 and they have three sons, Ethan, Taylor and Drew. Worked for AHS in various planning capacities for 15 years,
after which he purchased and operated The Ritchie Agency for 22 years in West Barnet. George is a licensed insurance agent and broker, received
the CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation in 1989, is Past President of Professional Insurance Agents of Vermont and was "Agent of the
Year" in 1996. One of the founders of Barnet Rescue Squad, and a firefighter in Barnet for 15 years, serving as Fire Chief from 1981 - 1991.
Served on Hearing Panel, Professional Responsibility Board, VT Supreme Court from 2000 - 2005. Served on Prudential Committee of Fire
District #5 (formerly West Barnet Village) alternating chairs from 1992 - 2004. Member of Board of Directors of Lake Harvey Association 2000 - 2005.
Coached basketball at Barnet Elementary School and coached AAU basketball. Played basketball, rep VT 60+ age group at Nat'l Senior Games,
Pittsburgh, PA 2005. Member Caledonia Forest & Stream Club, Inc. Appointed to Senate by Governor Douglas in April, 2005. Member of the
Senate: 2005-2006, 2007-2008. Religious preference: Presbyterian. Phone (802) 633-2377; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; POST OFFICE
ADDRESS: 457 West Main Street, West Barnet, VT 05821.
of Danville, Caledonia County, Democrat, was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, on August 23, 1945; growing up in Danville on the family farm.
Occupation: Public Administrator. Retired from the State of Vermont, former Secretary, Agency of Human Services. Jane was educated in
Danville Schools, graduating from Danville High School in 1963; Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (A.B., 1967); Toll Fellow, Council of
State Governments, 1994. She is married to Robert Kitchel and they have one son. Jane is Former President, Board of Trustees, Fairbanks
Museum and Planetarium (St. Johnsbury, Vt.); Secretary, Danville Chamber of Commerce; Corporator, Northeastern Vermont Regional Corporation;
Fairbanks Museum Fellow; Board Member, Vermont Food Bank, Member, Board of Directors of the Northeastern Vermont Area Health Education
Center; Member, Danville Congregational Church. Member of the Senate: 2005-2006, 2007-2008. Home Phone: 684-3482. POST OFFICE
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 82, Danville, VT 05828.
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