Vermont State Lawmaker To Resign, Become Town Administrator

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont state lawmaker has announced that he's resigning after more than a decade in office.

Republican state Rep. Brian Savage of Swanton told his colleagues of his plans during the special session this week. They gave him a standing round of applause. Savage said he will become Swanton’s town administrator in the coming weeks, WCAX-TV reported.

“People in town approached me and thought I would be a good fit for that, and so I submitted my resume and figured if I’m going to do this in my lifetime, it’s now or never,” he said.

The Swanton Republican party will send three suggestions for a replacement to Gov. Phil Scott, who has the final say.