I am very proud to have been endorsed by virtually every major labor group in Vermont. “Over the last 30 years, no one has been a stronger advocate in the Statehouse for the rights of workers than Michael Sirotkin” Jeff Potvin, President, VT Buildings and Construction Trades Council

Affordable Child Care

Great to listen those in the trenches as the Blue Ribbon Commission on Financing High Quality, Affordable Child Care took testimony from parents and those at the forefront of advancing affordable childcare in Vermont . I was given the opportunity to speak and encouraged folks to stay positive and push hard as the issue is […]

Professional Firefighters of Vermont

Proud to once again be endorsed by the remarkable Professional Firefighters of Vermont. Also proud to meet with with their volunteer bretheren from Shelburne at the farmers market with the feistiest spark plug of them all- Rep. Joan Lenes


July 21, 2016 The Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont announced on Wednesday endorsed Senate incumbents Tim Ashe, Michael Sirotkin, Phillip Baruth and Ginny Lyons, and newcomer Rep. Chris Pearson in the Chittenden County Democratic primary. The association says the five candidates have backed legislation that has boosted household incomes and public safety. The Professional Fire […]

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Farm to School

I was honored to get a shout out from Sen. Leahy at the recent Milton Summer Food Kickoff Carnival before 500 regional elementary school students and their parents. Sen. Leahy is a national leader on Farm to School and he kindly acknowledged my legislative work this session on Vermont’s Farm to School efforts, including appropriating […]

Governor Signing of S.20 – the Dental Therapist Bill

After spending decades advocating for the Community of Vermont Elders (COVE) on issues relating to access to oral health care, it was wonderful to finally see this bill enacted. Kudos to the Vermont Oral Health Care for All Coalition and Voices for Vermont’s Children for their persistent hard work on this issue. Vermont will be […]

The Governor’s Signing of S.243

The Governor’s signing of S.243- An Act relating to Combating Opioid Abuse in Vermont. I am extremely proud to have been the bill’s lead sponsor, having promptly introduced it after attending an emotional community forum in Richmond in November. I was very moved by those in attendance – both in their concern for their safety […]

The Sally Fox Children Trust Foundation Award

Pleased to present the Sally Fox Children Trust Foundation Award for Outstanding Contributions to Child Well- Being in Vermont of $5000 to Barbara Saunders of the Mary Johnson Children’s Center.The Sally Fox Award is given annually at the Turrell Fund Day for Children, and my boys and myself have the honor of picking the award […]