On June 15, 2022

Eric Maguire announces candidacy for Rutland House Seat

Eric Maguire of Rutland is running for Vermont House of Representatives to represent the city’s southeast quadrant that votes at Christ the King school. Prior to this year’s redistricting, it was Rutland 5-2, but now will be called Rutland-5. Rep. Larry Cupoli, having served in the House for 10 years, will be retiring from office in January 2023.

Maguire, a 14-year resident of Rutland City, moved here to be near his son. He resides on Jackson Avenue with his soon-to-be wife Cara and 7-year-old stepson Bryce.

                              Eric Maguire

Since moving here, Maguire has been very active in the community, applying his education to helping people move forward. His titles include former director of Vermont Achievement Center’s Reentry Housing Programs, current director of Rutland Dismas House, president of the board of directors of both the Rutland Turning Point Center and the Recovery Partners of Vermont, and member of the board of directors of Rutland County Restorative Justice Center.

Maguire holds a master’s degree in human services, criminal justice from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

“I have served people without bias, always putting people above policy,” he said.

Because he is very familiar with the struggles of many in the Rutland area, Maguire’s desire is to serve the community in the State House by working to bolster economic growth that will benefit all, as well as working to get the necessary resources for our community’s social programs without raising taxes.

Maguire stated that he “believes in common sense, solution-focused resolve, keeping an open mind and treating all I engage with dignity and respect; never closing the door on a conversation. I will always put people before party, or special interests, and work hard to make Rutland a better community to live, work and raise a family.”

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