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Fresh out of the lecture halls at Connecticut College, State Rep. Candidate Jay Hooper has a Bachelor's Degree in not one, but two fields of academic study: History & Government.

Having double-majored; appropriately, Hooper's area of concentration was United States History. He even sought the opportunity to become well-versed in the history of politics in Vermont, through his self-designed 'Independent Study'. Considering the various political movements that have shaped the dynamics of today's American polity, and the implications they may have had on Vermont, Hooper suggests that this beautiful rustic state is indeed one-of-a-kind both democratically and demographically.

Now, Hooper is devoting his time and energy to campaigning for the House of Representatives. 

At age 22, Jay recognizes that he has more to learn about legislative representation than he could possibly already know, which is an acknowledgment that motivates him to listen more than anything else. 

The current phase in the lifecycle of the Hooper Campaign is centered around listening to the political concerns most common amongst the people in his Orange-Washington-Addison District, which encompasses each Granville, Roxbury, Braintree, Randolph, and his hometown of Brookfield. 



Wednesday, November 30, 2016 12:00 AM

In With the New: Two College-to-Statehouse Reps Prepare to Serve

Jay Hooper, a newly elected Democratic state representative from Brookfield, vowed not to wear any green blazers in the Statehouse this January. He doesn't want to be mistaken for one of the middle school-age legislative pages in green jackets who roam the halls carrying messages between officials.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 10:14 AM

Young Candidates Take House Seats In Randolph Dist.

Thursday, November 10, 2016 10:14 AM

Local Races Reshuffle Vermont House and Senate

Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:32 AM

Hooper, MacDonald Are Good for Area

Recently Jay Hooper, who is running for State Representative, came knocking at my door. We sat down in my living room and had an excellent discussion. Jay explained where he stands on the issues and I did the same.

I found Jay to be a good listener and a wholesome well meaning young man. He is somewhat of a “diamond in the rough”, but would make a strong representative for us over the years. I hope you will give Jay serious consideration as you go to the poles on November 8th.

In last weeks Herald, there was an article on Senator Mark McDonald receiving an award at the Renewable Energy Vermont Conference held in October.

I attended this excellent conference and have done so for four years. Mark has worked tirelessly to reduce electricity costs. Ten years ago Vermont had the highest electrical rate in New England. Now, Vermont has the second lowest. Mark saw to it that the right legislation is in place to enable current rates.

We need to keep Mark McDonald in his Senate seat representing us.


Gary Dir

Thursday, November 3, 2016 9:32 AM

Hooper Would Serve Area Well

First I would like to say that I have a lot of respect and admiration for both the young men running for State Representative from the Randolph area. Thinking back to my 20’s, it would never have crossed my mind to take on a challenge like this.

That said I have talked to both and found that they have similar goals, keeping young people in Vermont, lowering taxes, etc. Their differences separate the two. Jay grew up in the farm community and understands the value and importance of supporting the local economy. He is a good listener and I feel he will represent the people of our area instead of just pushing his own views. Even though the two party system is not perfect it is much easier to get things done when you have the backing of a group rather than trying to operate outside the system as an independent.

Jay gets my vote.

Rob Niebling

Hooper 4 House Campaign, 716 Rowley Road, Brookfield VT 05036. Perry Armstrong, Treasurer 

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