Alison H. Clarkson

Alison Hudnut Clarkson (born April 26, 1955) is an American theatrical producer and politician. She has been the majority leader of the Vermont Senate since 2021, representing the Windsor district as a member of the Democratic Party. Before entering the state senate, she served in the Vermont House of Representatives from the Windsor 5th district from 2005 to 2017.

Alison H. Clarkson
Majority Leader of the Vermont Senate
Assumed office
January 6, 2021
Preceded byBecca Balint
Member of the Vermont Senate
from the Windsor district
Assumed office
January 4, 2017
Preceded byJohn F. Campbell
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
from the Windsor 5th district
In office
January 5, 2005  January 4, 2017
Preceded byJack Anderson
Succeeded byCharles Kimbell
Personal details
Born
Alison Hudnut Clarkson

(1955-04-26) April 26, 1955 (age 66)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Oliver Ramsdell Goodenough
Children2
EducationHarvard University (BA)

Clarkson was born in Buffalo, New York, and educated at The Park School of Buffalo and Harvard University. She worked as a theatrical producer for productions which included The Potsdam Quartet and A. R. Gurney's The Middle Ages and served on the New York Theatre Workshop's board of directors.

She was elected to the state house in the 2004 election after Representative Jack Anderson retired. She continued to serve in the state house until her election to the state senate in the 2016 election following the retirement of Senator John F. Campbell. Clarkson was selected to replace Becca Balint as Majority Leader in the state senate in 2020.


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