A Stronger Economy for All
Economic growth in all sectors – from small businesses, to manufacturers, to dairy farms – is critical to the future of Vermont. State leaders need to provide a supportive environment for Vermont’s entrepreneurs to be able to innovate, compete, expand and succeed. Rather than looking for opportunities to regulate and tax, the state should look to nurture, promote and advise. This is the philosophy I will bring to the Vermont Senate.
A Vermont We Can Afford to Call Home
During my time in the Vermont House, I’ve been laser-focused on peeling back the layers upon layers of taxes, fees and costly regulations that have made our state unaffordable. Over the last 4 years, I’ve said “no way” to hundreds of millions of dollars in proposed taxes and fees, and I have voted against budgets that spent beyond our means. I’ve also been a vocal champion of new laws that allowed many Vermonters to afford their first homes and made Vermont businesses more competitive. With your support, I’ll continue my efforts on your behalf, as Franklin County and Alburgh’s voice for affordability in the Vermont Senate.
Taking a Stand on the Opioid Epidemic
I’ve worked hard to improve access to treatment and reduce the number of prescriptions doctors write for opioids. My record on this issue shows that I prioritize solutions over partisanship. We have a long way to go, and you can count on me to learn everything I can about what’s worked to tamp down the opioid wildfire, and what we can do to bring relief to Vermont families and communities.
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
Corey was born and raised in St. Albans. A 2008 graduate from BFA, Corey earned a degree in Economics and Government from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He began his career working in Municipal Finance in New York City. Upon returning to Vermont, he was a Business and Process Improvement Analyst at the University of Vermont Medial Center. He now leads the Commercial Insurance team for the St. Albans Office of Hickok & Boardman Insurance.
Corey was first elected to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2014. During his first term Corey served on the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee where his efforts helped create the Vermont First Time Home Buyer incentive program which has helped 100s of young Vermonters buy their first homes. In 2015, The Canadian Embassy chose Corey as one of six Rising State Leaders from across the United States. Re-elected in 2016, Corey now serves as the Ranking Member of the House Energy & Technology Committee and is a member of the Joint Information Technology Committee.
Corey was elected to the Vermont State Senate for the Franklin County and Alburgh district in 2018. He will assume the office in January of 2019.
Corey has been a youth football and hockey coach. He is Treasurer of the St. Albans Amateur Skating Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Samaritan House in St. Albans and the Franklin County Home Health Agency.
In September of 2017, Corey married his high school sweetheart Samantha. Samantha is a Registered Nurse for Northwestern Medical Center. They reside on Potter Ave in St. Albans Town with their son William (Liam) and their Golden Retriever Charlie.
Help Elect Corey Parent to the State Senate
Commonsense leadership isn't all that common in Montpelier. The people of Franklin County & Alburgh have consistently elected public servants who are pragmatic and apply commonsense to the issues facing Vermont.
The bottom line is this: We can do more to make Vermont more affordable and to grow jobs. Your help spreading the word about our campaign will make sure that come January, Franklin County & Alburgh will have two Senators who will bring our commonsense leadership to Montpelier to fight for an affordable future for all of us!
Thank you for your support, and I look forward to working with you.