Governor Phil Scott appoints Jessica Zaleski state’s attorney in Caledonia County

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ST. JOHNSBURY — Governor Phil Scott today announced he’s appointed Jessica Zaleski as Caledonia County’s next state’s attorney.

“Jessica is the right person for this job and is well positioned to build on the strong record left by her predecessor,” said Governor Scott. “Jessica demonstrates a commitment to this work and to doing what’s best for her community.”

Zaleski spent several years as a public defender in Orange, Windham, and Caledonia counties.

Since 2018, Zaleski has served as a deputy state’s attorney for juvenile prosecution in Caledonia County.

Zaleski has been serving as the county’s acting state’s attorney since October.

“I’m pleased and honored by the Governor’s decision,” said Zaleski. “I look forward to continuing to serve the people of Caledonia County in this role.”

She received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Concordia College in 2000 and a Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School in 2003.

Zaleski received the most votes of all the provided by the Caledonia County Republican Committee and will be sworn in later this month.

She will fill the vacancy created following Governor Scott’s selection of the former State’s Attorney Lisa Warren as a Superior Court judge.