Vermont House Speaker http://wamc.org en Vermont Democrat Representative Poirier to Run for House Speaker http://wamc.org/post/vermont-democrat-representative-poirier-run-house-speaker <p>Vermont State Representative Paul Poirier says he will run for speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives.<br><br>The Barre Democrat says he will announce his plans formally Wednesday during an event at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier.<br><br>Poirier was first elected to the Legislature in 1980. Over the years he has served 16 years. He will start his 9th term in January.<br><br>There's no word on whether current speaker Representative Shap Smith of Morristown will seek re-election to the post he's held since 2009.<br> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 51856 at http://wamc.org Vermont Democrat Representative Poirier to Run for House Speaker