Burlington, VT - Today, Alex R. Farrell, an energetic business and community leader from Burlington, formally announces his campaign for the Vermont State Senate. Alex will be seeking one of the six seats from the Chittenden County Senate District.
As an announcement, Alex released the following statement:
“Vermont can be a beacon of hope for all generations, especially those looking to plant or solidify their roots in Vermont. We are a prime tourist destination and a state that provides endless recreational opportunities. However, as a lifelong resident of Vermont, I’ve watched friends, family, and peers leave in pursuit of sustainable opportunities in other states.
Vermont’s population continues to increase in average age, home ownership taxes continue to spike, we lack substantial affordable housing to keep young professionals in the area, our workforce is declining at rapid rates, and fewer students are in our schools. Yet, our local and state budgets continue to outpace our ability to pay our fair share of taxes.
Despite all this, Montpelier has taken anemic steps and remains the impediment to growth and opportunities for all Vermonters. Conversations remain stagnant and the everyday Vermonter is left behind. It’s time for change from within and a holistic approach to problem solving.
Today, I formally announce my candidacy for the Vermont Senate and will be seeking one of the six seats from Chittenden County. My campaign will focus on economic issues, support Governor Scott's plans to curb the affordability crisis, work to find ways to grow educational success through expanded Pre-K, and provide support for the business community lacking advocates in the State Senate.
Vermont has many hurdles yet to be addressed in Montpelier. We cannot expect the story will change if the actors remain the same. Vermont’s future has so much potential. Our financial obstacles can be addressed. As a State Senator, I look forward to turning inaction into a conversation about opportunity and making a longstanding vision the reality.”
Alex R. Farrell grew up in Shelburne, Vermont where he went to Shelburne Community School and Charlotte Central School, followed by Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) in Hinesburg. As an avid baseball fanatic, Alex was part of a state championship winning little league team, captain of his varsity team at CVU, and remained involved as a coach to CVU and other youth teams in the area. Attending the University of Vermont, Alex graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Finance concentration and a minor in Political Science. Currently, Alex is a Business Intelligence Analyst at Union Mutual of Vermont, an insurance carrier based out of Montpelier, Vermont. Alex serves on Burlington’s Board for the Registration of Voters, and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Neighborhood Planning Assembly in Burlington’s Wards 4 & 7. In his free time, Alex is a devout supporter of the Vermont Special Olympics, donating through volunteer hours and fundraising.