Van Wyck announces 2014 campaign

Vermont State Rep. Warren Van Wyck (R)

Vermont State Rep. Warren Van Wyck (R)

— In January 2013, Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) appointed Warren Van Wyck (R) of Ferrisburgh to serve out the unexpired term of the late Rep. Greg Clark (R) in the Addison-3 District. Van Wyck was sworn in Feb. 6 of that year and immediately set to work in the Vermont State House.

Van Wyck serves the residents of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes, and Waltham. He is a member of House General, Housing and Military Affairs Committee and often expresses the views of local, small businesses against increased state regulations and mandates. Many of Van Wyck’s floor votes have been made to control excessive government spending and taxes.

Last week, in a letter to the editor, Van Wyck announced that he will run for the Addison-3 District seat during the 2014 State House campaign

“Based on the concerns of district residents, in January I introduced a bill on traumatic brain injury treatment after criminal actions, that Gov. Shumlin signed into law last week,” Van Wyck stated.

“I look forward to continue to serve and plan to run for the seat this November. My goals include public safety despite increased opiate abuse, economic prosperity through education and a competitive business environment, affordability including leveling of property tax increases, fiscal restraint in state spending and taxation in line with personal income gains.”

In January 2013, Van Wyck said he would honor the memory of Rep. Greg Clark as well as forge his own path in the State House.

“We need to retain the younger generation in Vermont with economic opportunities, promote jobs, including high tech, with adequate wages for the high cost of living in this state,” he said following Clark’s death. “We need to limit tax increases based on wage growth, promote technology for greater efficiencies in governmental operations, promote high quality and affordable post secondary education for current job market, promote agriculture, especially dairy farming, a major economic engine for the district, maintain services for the elderly, disabled, veterans, military families, and (create) order and safety in communities, as well as support crime prevention efforts.”

Regarding the 2014 campaign, Van Wyck said that he hopes to meet many residents and listen to their concerns and answer questions.

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