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Legislature hires Luke Martland as new chief legal council
Representative Alison Clarkson, chair of the Legislative Council Committee, today announced the hiring of Luke Martland as the next Director and Chief Counsel of the Vermont Legislative Council.
Martland has a decade of experience in New York state government, including leadership roles within the offices of the Attorney General and the Governor.
"We are thrilled to have Luke
join Legislative Council," said Rep.
We look forward to working with Luke
As the head of the Vermont Legislative Council, Martland will oversee 52 full-time and session-only non-partisan legal, editorial, IT, and support staff.
The position also requires Martland
to make drafting assignments, provide legal advice to members, coordinate with other legislative offices, and act as the office's spokesperson.
"Vermont's citizen legislature is a gem in the American political process.
The opportunity to work with such devoted citizen legislators and such a capable and enthusiastic non-partisan staff does not come often," Martland
"I am very grateful to have been offered this job, and very eager to get started."
Martland is a graduate of Princeton University and Brooklyn Law School and has an extensive background in the fields of law and state government.
He has served as Assistant Counsel to the Governor in New York, where he drafted legislation, executive orders and reviewed and approved regulations.
Prior to his stint in the Governor's Office, Martland was the first director of the Office of Sex Offender Management in the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.
He has also served in roles as Section Chief and Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Attorney General's office, and was an Assistant District Attorney in New York City.
has long had ties to Vermont.
family has owned a farm in Barnet for over 40 years.
first day on the job will be October 11th.