Ann Cummings

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Ann Cummings
Vermont Senate Washington District
In office
1997 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 17
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sCardinal Cushing College
Master'sSaint Michael's College
BirthdayJuly 20, 1946
Place of birthHolliston, MA
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Ann E. Cummings (b. July 20, 1946) is a Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Washington District. She was first elected to the chamber in 1996.


Cummings earned her B.A. from Cardinal Cushing College in 1968. She went on to receive her MSA from Saint Michael's College in 1989.

Cummings has worked as a realtor. She has also worked as a social service worker for Project Independence. She is the owner of Core Designs.

Cummings political experience began with her service as the mayor of the City of Montpelier.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cummings served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs
Institutions, Vice-chair
Government Accountability
Health Care Oversight


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cummings served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cummings served on these committees:



See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Incumbent Ann Cummings, incumbent Anthony Pollina and Sandra Gaffney are unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent William Doyle, Pat McDonald and Dexter Lefavour are unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2][3][4]


See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

Cummings won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Washington District. Cummings was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]


See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

Cummings ran for re-election to the 23rd District Seat (Washington District) in 2010. She ran against Kimberly Cheney (D), Laura Moore (D), Donny Osman (D), Anthony Pollina (D) in the primary. She defeated David Harrington (R), Ed Larson (R), Donny Osman (D), and Gaelan Brown (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Vermont State Senate, Washington District, General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Anne Cummings (D) 12,213
Green check mark transparent.png William "Bill" Doyle (R) 11,971
Green check mark transparent.png Anthony Pollina (D) 5,674
Donny Osman (D) 8,569
Ed Larson (D) 7,791
David Harrington (R) 7,175
Gaelan Brown (I) 2,270


On November 4, 2008, Cummings won re-election by finishing second for the three-seat Washington District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 15,291 votes behind Republican Phillip Scott (15,763) and ahead of Republican William Doyle (15,089), Democrats Kimberley Cheney (11,637) and Laura Moore (10,847), Republican John Gilligan (5,660), Progressive John Block (3,489), Libertarian Dwight Duke (1,126), and write-ins (53).[5]

Cummings raised $7,002 for her campaign, against $18,018 by Scott, $16,437 by Doyle, $5,940 by Cheney, $26,444 by Moore, and $1,655 by Bloch.[6]

Vermont State Senate, Washington District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Phillip Scott (R) 15,763
Green check mark transparent.png Ann Cummings (D) 15,291
Green check mark transparent.png William Doyle (R) 15,089
Kimberley Cheney (D) 11,637
Laura Moore (D) 10,847
John Gilligan (R) 5,660
John Bloch (P) 3,489
Dwight Duke (L) 1,126
Write-ins 53

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cummings is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Cummings raised a total of $26,135 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[7]

Ann Cummings's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State Senate, District Washington Won $9,315
2010 Vermont State Senate, District Washington Won $9,818
2008 Vermont State Senate, District Washington Won $7,002
Grand Total Raised $26,135


Cummings won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Cummings raised a total of $9,315.
Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ann Cummings's campaign in 2012
Association Of Vermont Credit Unions$400
Vermont Realtors Association$400
Blittersdorf, David C$300
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 693$300
Total Raised in 2012$9,315
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Cummings received $9,818 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Vermont State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ann Cummings's campaign in 2010
New England Cable & Telecommunications Association$500
Vermont Association Of Realtors$400
Vermont State Dental Society$300
Association Of Vermont Credit Unions$300
Total Raised in 2010 $9,818


Cummings raised $7,002 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
Maxine Grad $500
Association of Vermont Credit Unions $400
Vermont Association of Realtors $400
Federal Express $300

Voting record


The Ethan Allen Institute, a Vermont-based free-market public policy research and education organization, released its biennial publication, the Vermont Voters' Report Card, for the years 2011-2012. The report showed how Vermont legislators in the state House and state Senate voted on key issues important to the Institute.[10] Here's how Cummings voted on the selected bills:

Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012
National Popular Vote Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Tax Bill Free Speech Health Exchange CVPS Rebate Cloud Computing


Cummings and her husband, Regis, have four children.

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