Randy Lizotte works full time as a peer advocate facilitating self-advocacy training and support at Northwest Counseling and Support Services, a provider of developmental services. During the past 8 years, Randy has worked as a consultant and trainer for Green Mountain Self-Advocates traveling across the country providing technical assistance and training to state self-advocacy organizations. Randy was one of the key organizers of the Celebrating Sexuality conference held in Vermont in May 2007. He is a peer sexuality educator who co-facilitates a men’s group and teacher of a variety of sexuality and self-advocacy workshops. Since 2010, Randy has served as the President of Green Mountain Self-Advocates and was elected by his peers due to his unwavering commitment to speaking the truth to power. Randy lives with his wife in St. Albans, VT.
Randy’s comments as he was running for President in 2016:
“I am running for President. The reasons I will make a good president are that I was one of the founders of Speak Up Addison County, the local group in Middlebury. I am very respectful. I’ve learned to take time with people and really listen. I got hired by an agency to do self-advocacy activities because of all my self-advocacy skills I learned over the years. I guess they saw things in me that I didn’t see in myself. I am just a fun loving guy.”