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.

Have questions about the 2020 Session?

The 2020 legislative session is underway. You can find my 2020 session updates in the window below:

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....

2020 Legislative Session — Week 1 Update

Lawmakers returned to the State House this week to begin the work of the 2020 legislative session. This is the second half of the 2-year biennium that started last January. We expect the session will run until May. I'll be swapping weekly updates with Representative...

Pre-Session Preview: Budget and Economy

Believe it or not, Vermont's 2020 legislative session starts in several weeks. Your local State Representatives are holding a community listening session from 9:30-11:00am on Saturday, December 14th. Join us at Sweet Alchemy Bakery & Cafe, in the Barns at Lang...

2019 Legislative Session — Week 18 Update

The 18th week of the legislative session saw a lot of activity. A flurry of bills advanced through both the House and Senate, giving them a shot at becoming law this year. As the hours ticked down on Friday, it was decided that lawmakers will return to the State House...

2019 Legislative Session — Week 17 Update

We just concluded the 17th week of the 2019 legislative session and are nearing adjournment. 18 weeks is the preferred time frame for us to wrap things up. Based on where negotiations stood Friday between the Governor, House and Senate, we may need an additional day...

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