I grew up in New London, Connecticut across the street from a toothpaste tube factory.  I was one of seven children of Thomas Condon and Mary Carolyn (Macdonald) Condon.


My Dad's father was a train dispatcher who could send and receive Morse code simultaneously.  Now that's multi-tasking!  He retired as Chief Dispatcher for the New Haven Railroad.


Politics was always in the air at our house.  My Dad served in the Connecticut General Assembly in the 1950's and was later elected many times as Judge of Probate  for New London.  Through politics, I had the good fortune of meeting interesting folks such as Abe Ribicoff, John Dempsey, Tom Dodd and even Hubert Humphrey. 


There were politics on my Mom's side as well.  Her first cousin was Donald S. Macdonald, former Liberal Party leader of Canada and an ally of Pierre Trudeau.


I attended the University of Connecticut in Storrs. CT, graduating with a B.A. in History.  I worked at newspapers and radio stations in Connecticut and Rhode Island.


I moved to Vermont in 1984 for a job as News Director of WJOY radio in Burlington.  That's where I met my future wife, Ginny McGehee.  Ginny is the longest-running female deejay in Vermont history and a member of the VAB Hall of Fame.


In  1991, a group of broadcasters including my friends Louie Manno and Mark Johnson purchased our own radio station, WKDR.  Although we barely survived, we remain proud of the community-style broadcasting we did as "The Hometown Broadcasting Company."


In 2008, I was hired as the Executive Director of the Vermont Association of Broadcasters, the non-profit trade association for Vermont's radio and television stations. 






"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."

John F. Kennedy

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Age: 58.  Education: B.A., History, University of Connecticut 

Occupation: Executive Director, Vermont Association of Broadcasters

Elected Colchester State Representative 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 & 2014


Family: Married to Ginny McGehee Condon of WJOY radio; one son, Tom, a sophomore at Syracuse University



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Colchester State Representative Jim Condon

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