Welcome! I am Tony Klein, Vermont State Representative for the Washington County towns of East Montpelier and Middlesex. I am the current Chair of the House Natural Resources & Energy Commitee, as well the Chair of the Joint House & Senate Energy Oversight Committee.
I look forward to hearing from you about your concerns.
In January of 2013, Bill MckKibben spoke to the Vermont Legislature and he singled out several legislators, including myself, calling me “one of our most devoted environmental legislators”. This is quite an honor, given Bill McKibben’s background and hard work on the environmental front.
Here’s a link to that inspiring speech:
Awards and Endorsements:
Certificate of Appreciation from the Vermont Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar
Certificate of Appreciation for lecturing in the UVM class “What is Vermont’s Energy Future”
“BossLift” Veteran Certificate from the Vermont Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve
Vermont Natural Resources Council Legislator of the Year
Vermont Veterinary Medical Assoc Legislator of the Year
US Humane Society Humane State Legislator of the Year
VT Businesses for Social Responsibility Legislator of the Year Award
Vermont League of Conservation Voters Environmental Champion Award – Vermont House
Renewable Energy Vermont Legislative Champion Award
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Legislator of the Year
Named by the Burlington Free Press one of six Legislature “Standouts” for work on energy efficiency
Letter of Appreciation for lecturing at Hazen Union High School After School Reach Program
Vermont State Employees Association Leadership Award
Rural Vermont Award for supporting Vermont Farmers
Vermont Trooper’s Foundation
National Rifle Association of America
National Association of Social Workers
Vermont Renewable Energy Political Action Committee