Voters Elect First State Trooper To Vermont House
Voters have elected the first active duty Vermont State Police trooper to the state Legislature.
30-year-old Nader Hashim, of Dummerston, was elected Tuesday as a Democrat along with longtime Democratic state Representative Michael Mrowicki to a two-seat House district.
The Valley News reports Hashim has accepted a voluntary reassignment to the Royalton barracks to avoid potential conflicts of interest. He has served with state police for the past seven years.
Hashim says he will continue with state police in Westminster until January 9, when the Legislature convenes. He will then go on unpaid leave and report to the Royalton barracks when the Legislature adjourns.
Hashim is replacing Democratic state Representative David Deen, who retired after 30 years in the Legislature.
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