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David Deen, member to represent rural communities

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David Deen, Westminster served as the River Steward for the Connecticut River Conservancy (nee Connecticut River Watershed Council) responsible for public education and advocacy on issues in the VT/NH reach of the river since 1998, including regulatory affairs, river cleanup, barrier removal, hydro relicensing, and published articles and made presentations to citizens about the river. He now serves as an honorary trustee for the Conservancy.

David owned and operated Strictly Trout a flyfishing guide service that was Orvis Endorsed in VT and licensed in NH for 25 years, at the time the oldest guide service in Vermont.

 David served in the Vermont Legislature for 30 years (28 in the House; 2 in the Senate) either on or as chair of the Natural Resources, Water Resources, and/or the Fish and Wildlife Committees among other assignments including a decade as ranking member of the House Rules Committee.

He serves as chair of the Connecticut River Chapter of Trout Unlimited and is a founding incorporator of the Vermont Community Foundation. He has recently been appointed to the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Commission.

He tries to fish whenever he can and is an appointed Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board member.

David holds a MS in Environmental Science from Antioch New England Graduate School.