Rep. Vicki Strong
Your Representative from Orleans/Caledonia 01
Vicki Strong has lived a life of service to her community as a pastors wife for thirty years and as a Weight-Watchers leader for sixteen years. She has enjoyed every area of ministry, from teaching and working with children, to organizing many forms of community service to people of all ages.
She met her husband, Nate Strong, in Craftsbury Common, while attending Sterling College in 1975. She then went on to attend LeTourneau University in Texas to study Bible and Missions, and at that time married Nate on July 7,1977.
Together they enjoyed raising three children, home-schooling them all, and worked side by side in church ministry. All three children went on to college, and their middle child Jesse, joined the Marine Corps at the age of nineteen.
Jesse graduated from boot camp two weeks before September 11, 2001, and after his college graduation from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, was activated to go to Iraq. Sadly, on January 26, 2005, he was killed in action during a nighttime operation several days before the first free Iraqi election.
In grieving her deep loss, Vicki has sought to honor the sacrifice her son made for freedom, as she is extremely proud of his service for our country. In the years since losing her son, many opportunities have opened up for Vicki, and running for state office as a Representative became a new form of service to her community.
A thought from Vicki:
When I went to the statehouse in 2011, I was not sure what I could do for my constituency. I found out that, with their help, I could make a difference. I could voice their concerns. I could connect them with people and agencies that could help them. I could help them get involved in the political process themselves to make a difference. It was a privilege to represent you in our state government and to represent the government to you. Knowing that together we can make a difference in Montpelier, for ourselves and for our communities, I am ready to serve again, with your help. Thank you for your support.