I’m State Rep. Dylan Giambatista, and I am a candidate for State Senate in 2020. I am running to bring the voices of our neighbors to the State House so we solve problems and make progress together. I look forward to running an energetic campaign through all the communities that make up the Chittenden district.”

My commitment to public service comes from a deeply held belief that Vermont’s best days are ahead. 

I am a lifelong Vermonter who faced struggles as a youth, dropped out of high school, and discovered my passions as a young adult at the Community College of Vermont. These experiences, and an appreciation for the institutions that helped me along the way, inspired me to run for office to help Vermonters.

In 2016, I  was elected by voters in Essex Junction’s 8-2 district to serve in the Vermont House of Representatives. I was re-elected in 2018 and am in the midst of my second term. Prior to serving in elected office, I was a policy adviser to the State Treasurer, and worked in the legislative branch as Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the Vermont House.

I am passionate about community service and giving back to Vermont. During the legislative session, I serve on the House Education Committee. I also serve year-round as a Trustee of the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees. I am a Justice of the Peace and serve on the Essex Board of Civil Authority. 

It’s time for a new generation of leaders to step forward and solve problems. I am running for State Senate to bring my lived experience, and the skills I have developed inside government, to lead Vermont into the 21st century. Today, too many feel disconnected and left behind. The status quo and partisanship have zapped us of our focus.

We have to do better. That’s why, as a State Rep, I have partnered with legislative colleagues to bring government to our neighbors through regular updates, community meetings, and forums. It is my belief that public officials must go the extra mile to be available and accountable leaders. This is the goal of my 2020 candidacy for State Senate — doing more for our communities and ensuring a strong Vermont future. I look forward to meeting with community members as the campaign gets underway.

COVID-19 & 2020 Session Update:

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2020 Session — COVID-19 Update #4

Thank you to everyone who reached out this week to share feedback about the state's response to COVID-19. We are hearing a range of perspectives, and both Rep. Houghton and I have been working through issues with the Administration and our federal partners. Vermont is...

2020 Session — COVID-19 Update #3

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch to share your thoughts, questions, and concerns during the COVID-19 crisis. Both Rep. Houghton and I have been busy sharing your feedback with the Administration in an attempt to keep them updated on the pressing needs of...

2020 Session — COVID-19 Update #2

This is an update on where the State response to COVID-19 stands. Your local legislators are working closely together as we navigate this unprecedented public health crisis. We recognize how stressful this moment is, and we appreciate everyone who has reached out with...

2020 Session — COVID-19 Update #1

In the normal course of business, the ninth week of the Vermont legislative session is usually focused on our annual “crossover” deadline -- the date by which House bills must proceed to be considered for passage this year. Business has been anything but normal due to...

2020 Legislative Session — Week 7 Update

Vermont’s 2020 legislative session is nearing its midpoint, when lawmakers break for Town Meeting. The origin of our winter timeline comes from Vermont’s agrarian tradition. Prior to the 21st century, many citizen lawmakers farmed the land during warmer seasons. The...

2020 Legislative Session — Week 6 Update

The sixth week of the 2020 session has passed, leaving lawmakers just two weeks before our annual Town Meeting Week break. The workload increases ahead of Town Meeting, and immediately after it, as the first deadlines of the session take effect. All House policy...

2020 Legislative Session — Week 5 Update

The fifth week of the 2020 legislative session concluded Friday. We have been busy in and out of committees this year, with a good deal of time spent debating bills on the floor of the House. This was true of this past week. A range of topics were taken up by the...

2020 Legislative Session — Week 4 Update

The first and second years of Vermont’s legislative biennium look and feel very different. It’s similar to a basketball game, where you have two halves and four quarters. We’re currently in the second half, and the ball is still in play for a number of bills. If you...

2020 Legislative Session — Week 3 Update

Week 3 of the 2020 legislative session was busy, with action around the State House, in the Education Committee, and floor debate on major bills. I enjoyed spending time with several Essex Junction residents who visited the State House. If you ever want to visit...

2020 Legislative Session — Week 2 Update

Vermont’s citizen legislature returned to the State House on January 7th. The first week of session is always busy, with opening ceremonies and a lineup of committee hearings to review updates from administration officials and stakeholders. This year was no exception....

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