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Aaron’s 2016 video debut

I debuted my first video of the 2016 campaign season before a crowd of supporters at my kickoff. Every day, I'm proud to get to serve Holyoke as your state representative. I hope you like the video and will share it with your friends and family.

By |April 25th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Aaron’s 2016 video debut

Rep. Vega’s Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Amendments 2017

This past week, the House Ways & Means Committee released their budget proposal. My colleagues and I have submitted over 1,000 amendments. As we look to the Fiscal year 2017 budget, some of the highlights that I support and that more directly impact Holyoke are: $36.2 million increase in the pay rates of human service [...]

By |April 18th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Rep. Vega’s Sponsored and Co-Sponsored Amendments 2017

Getting the timeline right

A recent Boston Globe article (“Holyoke aims for long-term revival”) about Holyoke was complimentary but shortsighted. Let me be clear: I support the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center and am proud that it is here in Holyoke. Its very existence is an indicator of Holyoke’s unique attributes, including its location and access to affordable [...]

By |April 8th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Getting the timeline right

Rep. Vega seeks boost in local school aid

TO: Media List FROM: The Committee to Elect Aaron Vega DATE: Tuesday, March 22 RE: State Representative Aaron Vega to hold re-election announcement event on Wednesday, February 17 CONTACT: Kristen Beam, Deputy Campaign Manager, kristen@aaronvega.org or 413-210-8413 STATE HOUSE – Rep. Aaron Vega (D-Fifth Hampden) is joining a broad coalition of lawmakers seeking an increase [...]

By |March 22nd, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on Rep. Vega seeks boost in local school aid

February Legislative Update

One of the most gratifying aspects of this job is to see programs and legislation that I advocated for in Boston directly impact the lives of my constituents here in Holyoke. Just this past week, I had three such opportunities. Each one underscored for me why I love this job. Union training program builds [...]

By |February 24th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on February Legislative Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aaron Vega announces reelection campaign

TO: Media List FROM: The Committee to Elect Aaron Vega DATE: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 RE: Fifth Hampden State Representative Aaron Vega announces reelection campaign at Heritage State Park CONTACT: Kristen Beam, Deputy Campaign Manager, kristen@aaronvega.org In front of a crowd of supporters at Holyoke’s Heritage State Park this morning, Fifth Hampden State Representative Aaron Vega announced his intention to run [...]

By |February 17th, 2016|Press Releases|Comments Off on FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aaron Vega announces reelection campaign

Holyoke Councilors get updates today from state Sen. Don Humason, state Rep. Aaron Vega

This article originally appeared on MassLive.com HOLYOKE -- State Sen. Donald R. Humason, R-Westfield, and state Rep. Aaron M. Vega, D-Holyoke, are scheduled to update a City Council committee today about legislation and other issues at City Hall. The Development and Governmental Relations Committee meets at 6 p.m. but public hearings will be held early [...]

By |February 16th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Holyoke Councilors get updates today from state Sen. Don Humason, state Rep. Aaron Vega

State Rep. Aaron Vega sets reelection event as Holyoke’s legislator on Beacon Hill

This article originally appeared on MassLive.com HOLYOKE -- State Rep. Aaron M. Vega, D-Holyoke, will formally announce his reelection campaign Feb. 17 at 10 a.m. at Holyoke Heritage State Park, 221 Appleton St. "Nothing brings me greater joy than having the honor to represent the great citizens of Holyoke at the State House," Vega said [...]

By |January 24th, 2016|General|Comments Off on State Rep. Aaron Vega sets reelection event as Holyoke’s legislator on Beacon Hill

Holyoke notebook: Elvin Bruno Jr. managing campaign

This article originally appeared on MassLive.com HOLYOKE Morse campaign worker to manage Vega effort; Ed Caisse gets the mic Elvin Bruno Jr. will be the campaign manager for state Rep. Aaron M. Vega, D-Holyoke as he seeks another term on Election Day Nov. 8. Bruno worked on the re-election of Mayor Alex B. Morse in [...]

By |January 17th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Holyoke notebook: Elvin Bruno Jr. managing campaign

Community Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program of Springfield and Holyoke graduates 13 into construction trades

This article originally appeared on MassLive.com SPRINGFIELD - When Gabriel Cordero of Holyoke looks back on the first 35 years of his life, he sees a lot of wasted time. When he looks forward, he sees opportunity and a future in the construction trades. "I have direction now," he said Wednesday. The Community Works Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship [...]

By |January 14th, 2016|General|Comments Off on Community Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program of Springfield and Holyoke graduates 13 into construction trades