A lifelong Vermonter, Dylan is a first-term State Representative who represents the Village of Essex Junction in the Vermont House of Representatives. Dylan serves on the House Education Committee and in February 2018 was elected unanimously by a Joint Assembly of the House and Senate to serve a 4-year term on the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees.
Dylan is a member of the Board of Civil Authority and is a Justice of the Peace. He serves on the Essex Community Historical Society Board of Directors and the Vermont Jump$tart Coalition Board of Directors. In November 2017 Dylan was named one of Vermont Business Magazine’s Rising Stars.
Dylan was born and raised in Rutland County. As a young student, he found school frustrating and posted poor grades. Dylan dropped out of high school at age sixteen to pursue an interest in music. He played with bands and worked odd jobs around Vermont, including stints as a carpenter’s assistant, gas station attendant, and managing shifts at a successful restaurant. After picking away at college courses over a handful of years, he went on to earn two degrees, with top honors, from the Community College of Vermont and Johnson State College.
While studying at Johnson State College, longtime professor and Republican State Senator Bill Doyle urged Dylan to consider a career in state government. Dylan threw himself into learning about Vermont’s political process and quickly developed a reputation for hard work. Upon graduation, State Treasurer Beth Pearce recruited him to serve as her principal assistant. In 2014, Speaker of the House Shap Smith hired Dylan to serve as his Chief of Staff and manage the House’s day-to-day activities.
In May, 2016, Dylan announced he was running to fill the vacant seat in Essex Junction’s two-member legislative district. He was elected on Novemeber 8, 2016 and was sworn in to office on January 4, 2016. Speaker Mitzi Johnson appointed Dylan to serve on the Education Committee.
Dylan lives with his wife, Candace Morgan, a policy expert who works in the Administration of Governor Phil Scott. They live on Arlington Street.