Governor Phil Scott announced Tuesday his appointment of Jennifer Barrett

MONTPELIER — Governor Phil Scott announced Tuesday his appointment of Jennifer Barrett, of Newport, to the Vermont Superior Court. Barrett has served as the state’s attorney for Orleans County since 2015. She previously served as deputy state’s attorney in both Orleans and Bennington counties. As state’s attorney, Barrett has prosecuted a range of cases including homicides, kidnappings, sexual assaults and domestic assaults, as well juvenile cases, post-conviction relief cases and appeals. Throughout her career, she has tried more than 50 cases to verdict before Vermont juries.