Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement:
“I am saddened to learn of the passing of Representative John Palasik this morning. Rep. Palasik was a committed public servant, devoting his career to helping others, whether it was in the U.S. Army, Vermont National Guard, Milton Police Department, Milton Rescue, as a State Representative, or the many other local roles he performed.
“John brought his experience and valued perspective to Montpelier, where he always advocated for his community of Milton. We will miss his voice and contributions in the State House.
“I extend my sincere sympathy to his family, friends, and colleagues. I have ordered the Vermont State Flag to fly at half-staff at the State House on the day of his interment.”