Vermont state Democrat Rep. Warren Kitzmiller dies

Vermont Democratic state Rep. Warren Kitzmiller has died.

The Washington County lawmaker had served in the state’s House from 2001 after the death of his wife Karen, who previously held the office. He had announced earlier this year that he would not run for reelection.

Deeply saddened

“We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Representative Warren Kitzmiller,” Vermont Democratic Party Chair Anne Lezak said in a statement Sunday.

“He was a kind, honest, hard-working legislator for over 20 years. Rep. Kitzmiller made Montpelier and the Legislature better by his presence, and will be dearly missed,” she added.

The governor’s statement

Gov. Phil Scott said he was saddened at the news of Kitzmiller’s death.

“I had the pleasure of working with Warren when I served in the Senate, also representing Washington County,” Scott said.

The VT  Digger noted that Kitzmiller married Jeanne Cariati, a childhood friend in 2006. He is survived by Cariati, along with their children Amy Kitzmiller, Carrie Kitzmiller, Renee Cariati, Joseph Cariati and four grandchildren.

His long-term service to his state will be deeply missed, leaving the loss of a well-known political leader in President Joe Biden’s home state.

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