FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
JANUARY 14, 2020

Essex Junction, Vt. — Dylan Giambatista will run for State Senate in 2020, where he will seek one of the six seats in the Chittenden Senate District. The State Representative from Essex Junction made the announcement on WVMT’s The Morning Drive radio show.

“As a State Representative for the fastest growing community in Vermont, I frequently hear about the factors that have drawn new Vermonters to our state, and the challenges that too often confront long-term residents of our towns and cities,” said Giambatista. “I am running for State Senate to bring the voices of our neighbors to the State House so we solve problems and make progress together. I will focus on increasing opportunities for high quality child care, expanded afterschool learning, making college affordable, and ensuring both young and older Vermonters can achieve success at any age. I look forward to running an energetic campaign through all the communities that make up the Chittenden district.”

Giambatista, 33, is a lifelong Vermonter who has spent the last seven years advocating for working people in state government and as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives. Now, in his second term, the Democratic Representative is running for State Senate to bring focus and energy to the address the challenges facing Vermont.

Dylan grew up in Rutland County. He attended Wallingford Elementary School and became an active, self-taught musician. As a young learner, he struggled in school and eventually dropped out after his sophomore year. Dylan rediscovered his passion for learning at the Community College of Vermont, where he attended classes in Rutland, Montpelier, Burlington, and Winooski. During this time, he played with numerous bands and was a founding member of the Burlington rock band, Rough Francis. After completing his A.A. in 2010, Dylan transferred to Johnson State College and completed his B.A. in 2013. He embarked on a career in public service and was elected to the Chittenden 8-2 House district in 2016.

Dylan’s work outside of the legislature has been focused on public policy. Prior to serving as one of Essex Junction’s State Representatives, Dylan was a policy advisor to State Treasurer Beth Pearce. From 2014 to 2016, he worked in the legislative branch as Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House. Since the summer of 2016, Dylan has served as the Director of Outreach & Financial Literacy for the State Treasurer’s Office, where he runs several financial education programs to teach children about the importance of managing money and saving for the future.

Dylan is a member of the House Education Committee. He also serves on the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees. Dylan is a member of the Essex Board of Civil Authority and a Justice of the Peace. In November 2017, he was named one of Vermont Business Magazine’s Rising Stars. He lives in Essex Junction with his wife, Candace Morgan.

Dylan will hold a campaign kick off later this year. You can learn more by visiting www.vtdylan.com