Vermont State Representative, John Palasik, dies at 68

John Palasik was a Milton native who has served as the town’s representative in the Vermont House since 2019.

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Rep. John Palasik of Milton passes away at age 68.

John Palasik passed away early on Tuesday morning. He was 68. In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Phil Scott said that Palasik had passed away. He said that the Republican lawmaker had “brought his expertise and valuable viewpoint to Montpelier, where he consistently campaigned for his community.”

Scott said,

“We will miss his voice and contributions in the State House,”.

Turner called Palasik,

“a great man.” “He was just a real community servant,” the town manager said. “He gave a lot to the residents of this town, and our state.”

The funeral will be held on Saturday. State flags have been lowered at half-staff as a mark of respect for Palasik by Governor Phil Scott.

John Palasik stated earlier this year that he would not run for reelection this year because he wanted to spend more time with his family, particularly his little grandson.

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 He worked in America. Army for six years, followed by three more in the Vermont Army National Guard. He served on Milton Rescue for 16 years throughout his 37 years as a police officer, including three decades with the Milton Police Department.

He most recently worked as a Milton Selectboard member.

Early Life

John Palasik was 68 years old at the time of his death. He holds British nationality and he belongs to the white race.


Palasik graduated from Milton High School.