Pelham appointed tax commissioner

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A state representative from Washington County will serve as Vermont’s new tax commissioner. Governor Jim Douglas announced today that he’s appointed Tom Pelham to the post.

Pelham replaces Richard Mallary, who stepped down as tax commissioner in June after five months on the job. Mallary was recently appointed a panel studying the possible state purchase of dams on the Connecticut and Deerfield rivers.

Pelham recently served as member of the House Appropriations Committee. He’s also previously been Commissioner of Finance and Management. Douglas says Pelham is ready to take on challenges facing the tax department, including the implementation of the newly passed property tax reform initiative.

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