Vermont General Assembly Members, 2009
A WORLD WIDE WEB PUBLICATION
OF THE VERMONT SECRETARY OF STATE
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CLAIRE D. AYER,
Weybridge, Addison County, Democrat, was raised and educated in the Champlain Valley. Following graduation from Jeanne Mance School of Nursing, she married Alan Ayer. In 1979, they settled in Weybridge where they raised their three children. Ayer is a registered nurse with a degree in environmental studies from Middlebury College. Past activities include: Weybridge School Board (Chair), Middlebury Area Land Trust, Vermont Association of Conservation Districts (President), and National Association of Conservation Districts (Executive Board), and Justice of the Peace. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the American Legion Auxiliary. Ayer served as a member of the Electoral College in 2008. During her first two terms in the Vermont Senate, Ayer served on Senate Agriculture, Senate Transportation, Senate Finance, and as Vice Chair of Natural Resources and Energy. She also served on the Judicial Retention and Health Access Oversight committees. She was elected to serve on the UVM Board of Trustees for six years. At UVM, she serves as Chair of the College of Agriculture Board of Trustees, and Vice Chair of the Educational Policy and Institutional Resources Committee. In her third and fourth terms in the Vermont Senate, Ayer was elected to serve as Senate Majority Whip. She was appointed to serve as Vice Chair of Senate Finance and to represent the Senate on the Lake Champlain Basin Committee. Home phone: 545-2142. POST OFFICE ADDRESS: 504 Thompson Hill Road, Weybridge, VT 05753.
HAROLD W. GIARD
of Bridport, Addison County, Democrat, was educated at Bridport Elementary School, Middlebury Union High School, and St. Michaelís College. Occupation: Dairy farmer and small business owner. He is married to Shirley and they have a daughter, Sara. He was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives from 1972 through 1980. Member of the Senate: 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010. Home phone: 758-2577. POST OFFICE ADDRESS: 1786 Crown Point Road, Bridport, VT 05734.
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