Real World Experience
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. Along the way, I worked in a variety of fields, including the trades and service industry, and played in rock bands. I discovered my passion for public service while completing degrees at the Community College of Vermont and Johnson State College. 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 a member of the Essex Board of Civil Authority.
Dylan and Candace at their home in Essex Jct.
Fast Facts About Dylan:
- Born in Rutland, Vermont
- 2010 graduate of CCV
- 2013 graduate of JSC
- State Representative for Essex Junction (2017 – present)
- Member of the House Education Committee
- Trustee of the Vermont State Colleges System
- 2017 Vermont Business Magazine Rising Star
- Former Chair of the Essex Democrats
- Justice of the Peace
Dylan’s Record of Results
Increasing Access to College
Dylan believes everyone should have a shot at an affordable public college education. In 2017, he helped author and pass legislation to increase funding for the Vermont State Colleges System. The next year, as a member of the House Education Committee, he was a leader of an effort to provide members of the Vermont National Guard with free tuition. Together, these initiatives have significantly boosted Vermont’s investment in higher education, opening doors to Vermonters as they seek to build skills and their careers. As a State Senator, Dylan will prioritize investments in post-secondary education, with a focus on making community college available to all Vermont residents.
Making Housing Affordable
Dylan wants every Vermonter to be able to access housing at a price they can afford. He sponsored 2017 legislation that led to the largest single investment Vermont has ever made in housing. The Housing for All Revenue Bond is in the process of creating housing for 750 Vermont families. This investment has leveraged dollars at a 4:1 ratio, resulting in more than $150 million in additional resources for housing development. As a State Senator, Dylan will continue to make housing a priority.
Standing up to the Trump Agenda
Dylan believes in fair elections and has opposed President Trump’s efforts to curtail voting rights. He was the lead author of a 2018 bill to protect Vermont from efforts to profile voters led by the President Election Integrity Commission. Dylan worked with Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos to pass the bill into law and ensure sensitive personal voting information kept on the Vermont voter checklist is protected from future initiatives to restrict access to the ballot box. As a State Senator, Dylan will continue to support fair and open elections so everyone has a voice in our political process.
Protecting Reproductive Freedom
Dylan supports freedom of reproductive choice for women. In 2019, he sponsored legislation that codified Vermont’s 46 year old abortion practice into state statute to ensure the practices established nationally by Roe v. Wade are protected in Vermont. Since President Trump’s election, countless restrictions to abortion have passed state legislatures around the country. As a State Senator, Dylan will support reproductive health freedom for all Vermonters.
Many elected officials and community members are stepping up to support Dylan’s candidacy for State Senate. Below are some of the groups who have joined the team.
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