Press Release

Welch Statement on Sen. Dick Mazza’s Service to Vermont 

Apr 8, 2024

BURLINGTON, VT – Sen. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) released the following statement in reaction to the resignation of Vermont State Senator Richard Mazza after over 42 years of service to Vermont:

“Vermonters would be hard-pressed to find a public servant who cares more about doing good for everyday folks than Senator Richard Mazza. He is among the most impactful members of the Vermont General Assembly in the past forty years–when he spoke, we listened. He set a cultural tone deeply embedded in profound respect of everyday Vermonters, and was a moral touchstone for so many. 

“As Governor Scott rightfully notes, Senator Mazza was the ‘Conscience of the Senate’, and it was an honor to serve with a man who’s practical, Vermont values raised the bar for all of us. 

“Dick Mazza’s enduring respect for our communities and commitment to bipartisanship was a gift to our state and sets an exceptional example–and very high bar–for Vermont’s current and future public servants.”