VERMONT SENATE DEMOCRATS
Senator Virginia "Ginny" Lyons, Democrat, of Williston, represents Chittenden County. She was educated at Drew University, Rutgers University, and UVM, where she earned her doctorate. She is a college professor with over 30 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience in the biological sciences including at Trinity College, VT. Senator Lyons chaired the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy between 2003–2013, guiding VT’s early response to climate change, renewable energy development, stormwater protection, land use planning, and reduction of toxic substances in the environment. Senator Lyons currently chairs the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare. Her legislation reflects a commitment to people, with a focus on policies to reduce trauma and toxins negatively affecting children and human development. Her legislation includes prevention and the linking of medical care with community services. She works toward health care reform for universal access, improved quality, and affordable costs. Sen. Lyons serves on various community boards and organizations.