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Scott names new Orange County state’s attorney

Published: 4/24/2021 2:33:29 PM

Modified: 4/24/2021 2:33:30 PM

CHELSEA — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has tapped Dickson Corbett to take over as Orange County state’s attorney, according to an announcement from the governor’s office Friday.

“With his experience and commitment to service, I’m confident Dickson has the drive and expertise needed to serve the people of Orange County well in this role,” Scott wrote in the announcement.

The governor’s office received nominations for Corbett from both the Orange County Republican Committee and the Democratic Committee.

“I’m honored to receive this appointment from Governor Scott, and I look forward to getting to work,” Corbett said in the announcement.

Corbett, who has been a prosecutor with the Orange County office since 2013, has been serving as acting state’s attorney since longtime incumbent Will Porter retired last month. Porter, who led the office since 2002, nominated Corbett to replace him, saying in an interview last month that Corbett is “an extremely competent attorney with a good head on his shoulders.”

Corbett graduated from Vermont Law School and worked as a law clerk and staff attorney with the Vermont Judiciary before joining the Orange County State’s Attorney’s Office.

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