Diligence, Passion, and Perspective: Why I’m Running

North Ferrisburgh, Vermont (October 11, 2016) - Vermont House of Representatives candidate Fritz Langrock. (Photo © 2016 Brett Simison)

I’m Fritz Langrock, and I’m running for the Vermont House of Representatives for Addison District 3—representing the towns of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton and Waltham and the city of Vergennes.

I grew up in Addison County on a horse farm. I showed heifers at Addison County Fair & Field Days and trained and raced a harness horse as a teenager. I graduated from Middlebury Union High School in 1981, and from college, at the University of Chicago, in 1985. I received my law degree from the UCLA School of Law in 1988. I met my wife, Adela, while in college in Chicago, and I returned there after graduating from law school. In 1992 Adela and I moved to Vermont to raise our family, and I joined Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP, the firm started more than half a century ago by my father, Peter.

Adela and I and our twins Isabelle and Sam moved to North Ferrisburgh in 1996 and have lived in the Hollow ever since.

During my 24 years of practicing law in Burlington and Middlebury, I’ve represented people from every walk of life in all manner of disputes and transactions. I hope to use all that I’ve learned to represent the people of Addison County in Montpelier with diligence, passion, and perspective.

fritz_rinkI will protect and promote the interests of people who work hard to make a living in our beautiful but challenging state. I know that our young people are pulled away from Vermont. And I also know that, like I did, many of them will return. I believe strongly that we need to make Vermont a place where people with good ideas are welcome and will have opportunities to change the world. Artisanship and industry, agriculture and innovation—these are the future of Vermont. Vermont needs to continue to lead the country in technology, tourism, and alternative energy.

I have focused my legal career on helping people in crisis, by listening and working to find solutions that make sense. I believe in trying to find consensus first. In my view, the goal of life is not just to win. Rather, if we work together and do the best we can, we can make all of our lives better.

I ask for your support so that I can go to Montpelier and represent all of the people in Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes and Waltham, and work hard to make all of our lives just a little bit better.

Fritz Langrock
North Ferrisburgh, Vt.