Recently, I campaigned with Corey Parent in Georgia. He is a great candidate for one of the Franklin County Senate seats. I have known Corey for four years. We have served in Montpelier together over the last two years. His focus, energy and depth of knowledge on the issues is impressive. He worked very hard, with other Republican members to keep Vermont affordable. This is a difficult task when we are in the minority. In spite of this, Corey worked to reach across the isles to build a coalition to move certain issues forward.
I was proud to serve with Corey and look forward to supporting his efforts in the State Senate. Please join me in voting for Corey Parent and Randy Brock.
We in Franklin County are lucky to have a fine young man such as Corey Parent running for the Vermont State Senate. He will bring youthful enthusiasm and energy to the job, plus plenty of maturity and life experience. He has proven himself with the great job that he did while a member of the Vermont House of Representatives. As our new Senator, he will be able to hit the ground running with no learning curve. I would not be surprised if one day we will see Corey Parent become Governor Parent. First, we need to make him Senator Parent! Please join me in voting for Corey Parent to be our next Franklin County Senator.
I am writing to support both Randy Brock and Corey Parent for state senate. We need qualified people who are capable of making good decisions and demonstrate a willingness to work on our behalf. We need people in the legislative arena who will fight for economic growth and support our Vermont industries that can drive that growth. I have had the pleasure of working on legislative issues with both of these gentlemen, each has the experience to get things done.
Please join me in voting for Randy Brock and Corey Parent on Tuesday, November 6th
I often hear politicians talk about the need to keep young Vermonters here. I can tell you what we need to stay in Vermont. We need Vermont to be more affordable, and we need more economic opportunity. These are among the many reasons I am supporting Corey Parent for State Senate and Casey Toof for State Representative.Read more
I'm supporting Corey Parent for Franklin County Senate. Corey understands Vermont's affordability crisis. He has seen many of his classmates leave Vermont for better opportunities out of state.Read more
I'm writing today to express my support for Corey Parent for State Senate. I've known Corey the last couple of years. I first met him when we coached my son in Hockey. It was as clear then as it is now the selfless dedication Corey has to our community. He easily spent between 10 and 20 hours a week coaching our kids - while maintaining his job and role in the Legislature. He gives back to Franklin County because he was raised here and appreciates everything this community did for him.Read more
As a young father of two beautiful children, I often think about their future how we can build a better Vermont for them. I want them to have a quality education, I want them to have opportunities, and I hope that when they decide where to build there lives Vermont will be a place they can afford.Read more
I'm writing today to express my support for Corey Parent to be Franklin County and Alburgh's next State Senator. I've watched Corey represent the people of St. Albans over the past few years and liked the way he approached getting to know people and their concerns. As a Senate candidate, I can tell you I appreciate the time he has spent getting to know the Dairy Industry and asking questions to learn more about what we do.
As self-governing people in our constitutional republic, elections are our opportunity to choose who will represent us, - the people - in the Halls of Government for the next 2, 4, or even six years. Decisions made over the next two years in Montpelier will have implications that will last for decades. I look for leaders who are committed not only to our community but also have a pragmatic and attainable vision for Vermont.Read more
I want to thank Mr. Lynn for his August 31st editorial regarding the Vermont GOP. Indeed the GOP of Vermont is struggling to recruit candidates for statewide offices. And as Mr. Lynn wrote, if a party slips away, it is to the public’s disadvantage. Let’s take a quick look at what that disadvantage could be in the very near future.Read more
Vermont’s Affordability Crisis is real, and it is the catalyst for me serving in the Vermont Legislature. There may be some who don’t believe it – or think it is just about cutting spending and taxes – it’s not. An affordable Vermont is a clear vision for the future of our state. When I think about how we can make Vermont more affordable, there are multiple aspects of public policy that we need to address. They range from making State Government more efficient and responsive to Vermonters all the way to workforce development.Read more
It is no secret that Vermont has many demographic trends that are not working in its favor. As a college student – I have many decisions to make shortly about where I will build my life and career. Vermont has always been home to me – but the challenges from finding a career to affordable housing make it difficult to return home.Read more
As I have been out on the campaign trail this summer, I have heard a lot of frustration that our elected officials don’t compromise and get things done for the public. There are certainly times when compromise can’t be found but I have built a record working with administrations of both parties and as a member of the legislative minority to get things done for VermontersRead more
I’m a young entrepreneur, active father, and husband to my wife. I have little time to participate in politics but always endorse the best candidates for Franklin County and Alburgh.Read more
Right now we are hearing a lot about a Government shutdown in Montpelier. This argument is being forwarded to make a political argument but not one of reality as last year we brought the session and budget to a close in the last 10 days of June. Now, I do agree the quicker we can come to a solution the better off all Vermonters are. A resolution still looks to be a couple of weeks away.Read more
The Vermont Legislature was called back to Montpelier on Wednesday of last week but most of the heavy lifting will take place this week and potentially next. The budget and tax bill were initially supported by members from across the political spectrum and many have asked me why then, would the Governor veto the budget and tax bill and call a special session to resolve these matters?Read more
How many times have you heard it said that politics in Vermont is different from other states? We’ve all read stories that seem to set our collaborative tradition apart from Washington, D.C. Most point to the scale of our small cities and towns as evidence that we are different, and that our political speech can and will remain so. But ultimately, it’s hard to engage with the social media swirling around Montpelier debates without drawing the conclusion that we have become less civil, and that there may be no turning back. We write to challenge and reverse this trend.Read more
By MICHAEL FRETT
Messenger Staff Writer
GEORGIA – The Georgia selectboard welcomed a surprise visit from state representative and state senatorial candidate Corey Parent, R-St. Albans, during their regular meeting Monday night.Read more
News Release — Corey Parent
March 13, 2018
St. Albans – State Representative Corey Parent (R – St. Albans) announced today that he’s a candidate to represent Franklin County and Alburgh in the Vermont Senate.
“I want to thank the people of St. Albans for allowing me the honor to serve on their behalf for past four years. I also want to thank Senator Carolyn Branagan for her service to the people of Franklin County.” Parent said.Read more
State Rep. Corey Parent (R-St. Albans) on Tuesday formally announced his bid for one of Franklin County's two seats in the Vermont Senate. The 27-year-old Parent touted his blend of youthful energy and legislative experience. He is in his second term in the House and is currently the ranking member of the House Energy and Technology Committee.
His announcement comes one week after incumbent Sen. Carolyn Branagan (R-Franklin) declared at her town meeting in Georgia that she would not seek reelection. Parent launched his campaign with a show of political strength: A press release he issued included endorsements from the district's other incumbent senator, Randy Brock (R-Franklin), and Brock's predecessor, Dustin Degree, who left the Senate last year to take a post in Gov. Phil Scott's office.
In the press release, Degree praised the Senate hopeful as "a strong and consistent voice" in representing his constituents and their values. Brock, who was appointed by the governor in December to serve out Degree's term, noted Parent's "keen understanding of the issues facing his generation and our state."Read more