Lawrence for State Rep.

dick lawrenceNORTHEAST KINGDOM- Richard "Dick" Lawrence, a retired farmer, is running unopposed for State Representative in Caledonia District Four. There are two seats open, and Lawrence is expected to take one of them this election day.

 Incumbent Martha "Marty" Feltus is running for the other seat as State Representative alongside Lawrence.

Lawrence was first elected back in 2004, serving ten years as State Representative. He was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont in 1942 and graduated with an Associates Degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1962.

Lawrence has also served as a Selectman and Moderator for the town of Lyndon. At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, he served as the Vice-chair of the Agriculture and Forest Products committee as well.

Currently, Lawrence is the primary sponsor of 206 bills.

Lawrence represents 4,000 people and is mainly focused on the current increase in the cost for people to live. The state of Vermont is estimated to be in $100 million in debt, and that number does not seem like it will be decreasing anytime soon.

Lawrence's next step is to look at government agencies as a starting point for bringing more money into Vermont.

"Each government agency needs to have an analysis done and it's difficult to do that because people are trying to protect their jobs, and when you're trying to understand how is it that we can improve this because we aren't after their particular job during these investigations. We are just trying to make efficiencies and they sometimes don't understand that," said Lawrence.

Lawrence also plans to focus on improving river clean-up, healthcare, and agriculture during his next term.