About Kitty (Catherine) Toll

Kitty Toll is a lifelong resident of Danville. She was born on August 8, 1959, the youngest daughter of the late Harold and Catherine “Kate” Beattie who raised 14 children on their family dairy farm. The farm is still in operation and is now home to the seventh generation – Kate and Harold’s great-grandchildren.

Kitty graduated from Danville High School in 1977; completed her Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Secondary Education at Lyndon State College and a Master of Education at the University of Vermont.
Kitty is married to Abel Toll and they have two daughters, Kate and Margaret.

Toll worked as an elementary school teacher in Gilman, Charleston and St. Johnsbury and in 1993, was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year in the St. Johnsbury District.

Toll Family
Left to Right: Kitty, Margaret, Kate, & Abel

Community experience includes: present member and former Co-chair of Danville Chamber of Commerce; Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Corporator and Capital Campaign Volunteer; longtime organizer of Danville fair; past Deacon and Trustee of Danville Congregational Church and Co-chair of the 2014 Capital Campaign Committee; Past Lyndon State College fundraising volunteer; Former Member of Danville Zoning Board and Planning Commission; Past Trustee and Chair of Pope Memorial Library; former Justice of the Peace. Member of the House of Representative 2009-2018. House Agriculture Committee: 2009-2010; House Appropriations Committee 2011-2018; Appropriations Committee Chair 2017-2018; past member of the former Mental Health Oversight Committee; selected as a 2017 member of the Council of State Governments Robert J. Thompson Eastern Leadership Academy, and a 2015 Council of State Governments Henry Toll Fellow.

DSC_0248 Kitty and her Mom
Enjoying a celebratory moment on the floor of the Vermont State House of Representatives with my mother Catherine “Kate” Beattie.

My mother loved politics and proudly served as Danville’s Representative in the historic 1965 session when the House voted to reapportion itself and reduce the number of representatives from 246 to 150. This changed the one town, one vote system to representative districts based on population. Prior to reapportionment, Governor Aiken coined the phrase “the Northeast Kingdom” comprising of Caledonia, Orleans and Essex Counties taking note of the number of representatives from the area that wielded power over the state.