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 […]

Proud of 2016 Legislative Accomplishments

While many of the bills I sponsored or led on in 2016 were not always show stoppers or in the news, they were meaningful and had a great success rate. 1. Combating Opiate Addiction (S. 243) After visiting a community forum in Richmond on that town’s struggle with heroin and opiate addiction, Michael became the […]


I am pleased to announce I will be running for re-election to the Vermont Senate in the upcoming election. Serving as a Chittenden County Senator continues to be a true honor. I believe my many years of advocacy for progressive and populist causes has allowed me to continue proudly in the foot steps of my […]

2016 VT Senate Legislative Survey

In January, prior to the legislative sessions I prepared a short legislative preview and survey on some of the more controversial issues likely to be debated- opiates; sick leave; education spending; marijuana; and renewable energy siting. Link to the survey: Please follow the link to see the survey results: Below is my mid […]

Sally Fox Conference Center dedicated at Waterbury State Office Complex

February 11, 2016. Sen. Michael Sirotkin unveils Katharine Montstream’s “Panoramic Sky over Shelburne Bay,” a painting at the dedication of the Sally Fox Conference Center at the new State Office Complex in Waterbury on Jan 29. Courtesy photo “Sally Fox represented Chittenden County both as a fierce and dedicated member of the Vermont legislature and […]

Senator Sirotkin’s Endorsements

Earlier this month the Vermont Conservation Voters issued its legislative scorecard and Senator Sirotkin was proud to have had 100% pro environment voting record and to receive the VCV’s important endorsement. Senator Sirotkin is also honored to have received endorsements from over 20 other diversified and respected state wide and regional organizations in his campaign […]

GOTV Rally

Huge turnout at CVU on Sunday morning at GOTV rally to hear from Bernie, the Governor,  LT Gov candidate Dean Corren,  and others (including Senators Sirotkin, Ashe, Baruth, Lyons and Zuckerman).  It is even clearer now than when we wrote in June, that Bernie is running for President. He was fired up as he touched […]