Jim was first appointed by Governor Scott to represent Rutland-Windsor 1 district on April 11, 2017, to complete the term of former Rep. Job Tate. He was elected to a new term in 2018 and re-elected in 2020.
He served as president of the Vermont Grocers’ Association (now Vermont Retail & Grocers Association) from 1987 to the end of 2016. He was also the administrator of the Vermont Specialty Food Association. Those roles gave him a front row seat to the legislative process at the State House where he was a respected voice for association members.
He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science and has an MBA from New Hampshire College. Mr. Harrison is a past Chairman of the Food Industry Association Executives, a past trustee and treasurer of the Vermont Foodbank and a former board member of the Green Mountain Credit Union.
He serves as Treasurer for the Friends of Chittenden Public Library, is a member of the Chittenden Historical Society and a member of the scholarship selection committee for VRGA.
He and his wife, Pat, live in North Chittenden, VT. They have two adult children and five adorable grandsons.
He is honored to serve residents of Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon as their state representative and looks forward to helping bring positive change to the region and state.
75 Lazy Acres Rd, North Chittenden, VT 05763