Curt McCormack was born in Queens, New York, on February 28, 1952, and moved to Vermont in 1971 and to Burlington, his present district, in 2008. He was a member of the Vermont House representing the City of Rutland from 1983 until 1996. He chaired the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy for five years; was chair of the Joint House/Senate Energy Committee; vice chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Environment Committee and representative on the NCSL High Level Radioactive Waste Repository Task Force; co-chair of the New England Recycling Council; House representative of the Vermont Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission; vice chair Vermont Rail Council. He was the sponsor of Act 78, Vermont’s comprehensive solid waste law; the first-in-the-nation 1989 law that regulated Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), and the creation of the Ethan Allen Express Amtrak train service. He was the recipient of the New England Environmental Network Leadership Award from Tufts University. Rep. McCormack was Vermont Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator; Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council Advocate; Director of Advocacy Vermont Public Interest Research Group; a LEED certified environmental consultant for the State of Vermont, City of Burlington, Peace Corps, USAID; Extended Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal. He was a foster parent to 44 children, hosted an international environmental work camp for Volunteers for Peace for nine years; volunteered professional services for Habitat for Humanity in Rutland and Guatemala; UNESCO in Poland and Partners in Health in Haiti.
Today, Curt lives on North Winooski Avenue rehabilitating a condemned property. His son Jamie is a contractor and daughter-in-law Amanda, is a nurse at Fletcher Allen Hospital. They have two kids, Mason and Leah. Curt’s daughter Blythe teaches Spanish in Philadelphia where she lives with her husband, Tim, and two kids, Aidan and Claire.