|Vermont Senate Washington District|
|1997 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||16|
|Per diem||$162/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 5, 1996|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Cardinal Cushing College|
|Master's||Saint Michael's College|
|Birthday||July 20, 1946|
|Place of birth||Holliston, MA|
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.
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:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Administrative Rules|
|• Finance, Chair|
|• Government Accountability|
|• Joint Transportation Oversight|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cummings served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
- 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.
- 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.
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).
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.
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.
|Ann Cummings's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State Senate, District Washington||$9,315|
|2010||Vermont State Senate, District Washington||$9,818|
|2008||Vermont State Senate, District Washington||$7,002|
|Grand Total Raised||$26,135|
2012Cummings 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.
|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.
|Association of Vermont Credit Unions||$400|
|Vermont Association of Realtors||$400|
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. 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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- Sen. Cummings's website
- Biography from the Vermont Secretary of State website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996
- List of Vermont Senators