Biography

Janet Duprey
Janet L. Duprey was re-elected in November 2012 to represent the newly-formed 115th Assembly District, which includes all of Clinton and Franklin counties as well as four towns in St. Lawrence County. During her first three terms in the Assembly, Mrs. Duprey represented the 114th District, which included a town in Essex County.

A lifelong public servant, Janet was the first woman elected to the Clinton County Legislature at the age of 29. After 10 years as a legislator, including two years as chairperson, she was elected Clinton County Treasurer. She served as treasurer for 21 years until her resignation in December 2006, following her election to the Assembly.

During the 2013-2014 session, Janet will again be the Ranking Minority Member on the Governmental Operations Committee. In addition, she will continue to serve on the Correction, Ethics and Guidance, and Higher Education committees, and she will also join the Rules, and Ways and Means committees. Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb has appointed Janet as the Secretary of the Minority Conference.

During her time in the Assembly, Janet has been tireless in her efforts to assist constituents throughout her district, which covers more than 3,000 square miles. She has traveled to every part of the district many times to assist individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, local governments and school districts. She remains committed to working in a bi-partisan manner to improve the quality of life in the North Country.

Janet has been recognized for her many volunteer efforts over the years including serving on the board of directors of Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center, Apple Valley Senior Housing, Hospice, North Country Chapter of the Red Cross, Pine Harbour Assisted Living and Memory Care Center, Spectrum Advisory Committee, SUNY Plattsburgh, Clinton Community College, and SUNY Plattsburgh Nursing Advisory Committees. She is also a member of the League of Women Voters, Business & Professional Women, and an Honorary Member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Psi Chapter.

Throughout her career, Janet has received many honors, such as Advocacy and Resource Center Wall of Fame, Behavioral Health Services North Community Service Award, State of Vermont BPW Alice Paul Award, Girl Scout Woman of Distinction, NYS County Finance Official of the Year, and Clinton County BPW Woman of the Year.

Janet and Elmer Duprey married in 1967. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.