Category: News

I would like to announce that I am running for reelection for State Representative for the Orleans-Caledonia district which is made up of the towns of Albany, Barton, Craftsbury, Greensboro, Glover, Sheffield and Wheelock. I have served in this role for the last six years, spending four years on the Commerce and Economic Development Committee and the last two years on the Ways And Means Committee. I also spent four years as a board member of the Vermont Telecommunications Authority and currently serve as the Vermont member on the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board.

I am a lifelong resident of the area and with family roots going back several generations. I love our little corner of the Northeast Kingdom and strive to do my best to represent us and our interests. I have long fought for increased broadband access for the unserved areas of Vermont of which several pockets still remain in our remote rural area. This year I helped get a bill through the House that would have provided 8M to these unserved areas but in the end was unable to get any action from the Senate. While on the Ways and Means committee I have also worked to protect the Current Use program which supports the farming and forestry on which this area depends.
While I am the lone Democrat in the House from Orleans County I have no problem being at odds with my party over such things as energy siting or Act 46. At the same time I am supportive of the social progress that has been made because of the leadership of Vermont Democrats. This year for instance we advanced a minimum standard for paid sick leave that will help struggling families. We also expanded access to long term contraception for Medicaid recipients that will not only prevent unwanted pregnancies but also reduce expense to the state.
There will be an unprecedented change in leadership our state government this year and I look forward to being involved in helping pick the new speaker and leadership of the House and to continue to work on your behalf. I ask for your support in this endeavor.
Rep. Sam Young

Worthy Candidates, Sound Choices

September 23, 2014

CONTACT: Rep. Heidi Scheuermann
(802) 793-3889
Rep. Paul Ralston
(802) 349-7100

Vision to Action Vermont is pleased to announce its endorsement of incumbent Democratic Representative, Sam Young for the Orleans-Caledonia 1 Vermont House district.

“Sam Young has worked diligently for the people of Orleans-Caledonia 1 throughout his 4 years in the House”, said Rep. Heidi Scheuermann (R-Stowe), co-founder of V2AVT.  “Quietly working from his seat on the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee, Young has ensured that the voices of those in the most rural part of Vermont are heard, and critical investments are made in the Northeast Kingdom.  In working for those critical investments, Sam clearly understands the need for such within the larger picture of the region’s, and the state’s, economic growth.”

“As an expert in the hi-tech economy and telecommunications, Sam has been the leader both on the Committee, and in the House, on these all-important issues to Vermont’s economy,” added V2AVT co-founder, Rep. Paul Ralston (D-Middlebury). “In doing so, Sam has developed a reputation for hard work, thoughtfulness, and common-sense, all of which will continue to be of critical importance as the Vermont Legislature faces significant decisions on health care reform, property taxes, education, and so many other issues.”

V2AVT encourages the voters of Orleans-Caledonia 1 to return Rep. Sam Young to the Vermont House of Representatives.

Rep. Heidi E. Scheuermann & Rep. Paul Ralston
Vision to Action Vermont
P.O. Box 908
Stowe, Vermont 05672
[email protected]

Watch the Sen. Bill Doyle and Rep. Sam Young on You Can Quote Me in 2011

Sam Young on the Mark Johnson Show

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Sam Young reporting the Jobs Bill

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

Montpelier, Vermont – February 28, 2011

On the eve of Town Meeting Day, Senator Bill Doyle is burning the midnight oil.

“There’s not a legislator I know that doesn’t want to know how the people back home feel about the issues,” he said.

That’s why for more than four decades he’s been conducting his Town Meeting Day survey. It has been used for years to predict how Vermonters will vote on hot topics affecting the state. This year questions about Vermont Yankee’s future, mandatory sentences for repeat drunk drivers, physician assisted suicide and law enforcement’s use of tasers all made the ballot.

But this year another lawmaker at the Statehouse is putting a high-tech twist on a Town Meeting Day tradition.

“The Doyle survey is the gold standard in town meeting surveys,” said Rep. Sam Young, D-Orleans/Caledonia counties.

See full article

Sam Young for House radio ad

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Click image below to view article: