Election Announcement

I’m Andy Julow and I am running to continue as your State Senator for the Grand Isle District.

I became the Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Islands Economic Development Corporation in 2021, ran my own business for eleven years before that, and have been active in my community spending nine years as chair of my local school board and five as chair of the DRB.

While Vermont faces several challenges, I cannot, at this time, think of anything more pressing than reforming our school funding formula. Property taxes continue to rise, while many schools still do not have budgets, are cutting basic programming to survive, and are experiencing falling test scores.

Our school funding system is now 27 years old, and while created with the best of intentions, was built for a different tax base and a school population with different demands. Since my appointment to the Senate by Governor Scott, I have had encouraging conversations that indicate there is an appetite to address this in Montpelier.

Outside of education funding, I have a strong interest in fostering entrepreneurship and developing our recreational economy.

I live in North Hero with my wife and hiking partner Corinn. We have two grown daughters, one a graduate of Northern Vermont University and the other a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps.