SHAFTSBURY — State Representative David K. Durfee, D-Shaftsbury, has announced he is running for another term representing the Bennington-3 House District.

“It’s a real privilege to serve our communities at State House, and I hope to return in January to continue working on the important issues we face,” Durfee said after filing paperwork to formalize his candidacy.

Durfee has represented the Bennington-3 district, which includes Shaftsbury, Glastenbury and part of Sunderland, since it was first elected in 2018. The district boundaries were changed slightly in the re-distribution following the decennial census and now include additional Sunderland residents in the South West. corner of town.

During the recently completed 2021-2022 biennium, Durfee was appointed to the influential Ways and Means Committee, where he served as Clerk, and was involved in crafting several key changes to the tax policy, including Vermont’s new child tax credit and updates to the student weighting formula that will ease the local property tax burden.

If re-elected, Durfee said he plans to continue to focus on issues affecting Vermont workers and families, especially access to affordable child care, preschool education -K-12 and above and workforce development.

“We’ve made significant progress this session to make Vermont’s tax system fairer, lay the groundwork for critical changes to our child care system, and alleviate our labor issues, but there’s still a long way to go. do,” he said.

Vermont residents will vote in the Aug. 9 primary election, with early voting beginning June 25. Registered voters can request an absentee ballot through the Secretary of State’s website or by contacting their clerk.