We have started the 2020 Legislative Session I am happy and excited to be back serving the people of St. Albans. I spent most of the last few months chasing my two boys around the ball fields and hockey rink.
When Speaker Mitzi Johnson gaveled in the 2020 session last week she spoke of civility and urged us to work with our fellow legislators. Vermont is unique where we can have civil discussions and disagreements without all the rhetoric.
Governor Phil Scott, who also spoke of civility, gave his State of the State address last week setting the administrations agenda for the year. I was encouraged by his priorities, including expanding afterschool programs, which is one bill I’ve introduced to the House Education Committee, the committee in which I serve. I know we are also going to focus our attention on proficiency based grading and proficiency based learning and expanding our vocational technical education programs to help build our work force. I’m excited and honored to be able to tackle these issues.
I plan on being as transparent as I can this legislative session. Weekly updates will be found on my website, Facebook, and available through email. Please take the time to sign up for my newsletter at caseytoof.com and contact me any time at [email protected]. I look forward to the upcoming session and I think you for your time.
Rep. Casey Toof
On Wednesday, I along with others from across Vermont, chosen by their neighbors will be sworn into the Vermont House of Representatives, a job that I am both looking forward to and honored to have. Over the last two months, I have taken a lot of time to reflect on the campaign and the conversations I had with so many of you. I’ve also spent a significant amount of time with my family, my wife Ashley and my two boys Callan and Lukas, attending great community events like the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery’s Tractor Parade.
I understand that the first weeks will be about us getting our committee assignments and drafting and introducing legislation, but I commit to building a line of communication with all of you so that you can have input and know what is happening on your behalf. Communication is critical to our collective success. When I was campaigning door to door, I left my personal contact information so that you could reach out to me to further understand my platform, I will continue that now as your State Representative. I would also like to invite everyone to our legislative breakfasts, the first being Monday, January 28th at 8am at the Swanton Village Complex.
I am very excited and eager to get to work for the people of St. Albans. I invite anyone to reach out to me to ask questions and start real dialog and conversations about issues important to you. If you don’t have my information already, you can contact me via email at [email protected].
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