|Vermont House of Representatives, Washington 1|
|2003 - Present|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||12|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Profession||Editor, Counterpoint, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors|
Donahue earned her B.A. in Political Science/Philosophy from Boston College in 1978. She went on to receive her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1981.
Donahue was a Senior Staff Attorney for the Covenant House New York from 1981 to 1986. She also worked as a Program Director for the Covenant House from 1981 to 1988. She then worked for Covenant House California as Executive Director from 1988 to 1990. From 1991 to 1996, Donahue worked as a Junior High teacher for Saint Francis Xavier, Winooski. She has been an editor for Counterpoint, Vermont Psychiatric Survivors since 1998.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Donahue served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Human Services|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Donahue served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Human Services|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Donahue served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Human Services|
|• Mental Health Oversight|
Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Washington-1 has two state representatives. Marvin Malek and Jeremy Hansen were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbents Anne Donahue and Patti Lewis were unopposed in the Republican primary. Donahue and Lewis defeated Malek and Hansen in the general election.
|Vermont House of Representatives Washington-1 District, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Anne B. Donahue Incumbent||36.2%||1,477|
|Republican||Patti J. Lewis Incumbent||31.5%||1,286|
Donahue won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Washington 1. Donahue was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Donahue ran for re-election to the Washington 2 District in 2010. She defeated Michael Morelli in the primary election. Donahue and Maxine Jo Grad (D) both won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Washington 2 General Election (2010)|
|Maxine Jo Grad (D)||1,953|
|Anne Donahue (R)||1,947|
Comprehensive donor information for Donahue is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Donahue raised a total of $4,913 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Anne Donahue's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Washington-1||$4,487|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Washington-2||$426|
|Grand Total Raised||$4,913|
2012Donahue won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Donahue raised a total of $4,487.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Anne Donahue's campaign in 2012|
|Washington County Republican Cmte||$1,000|
|Washington County Republican Cmte||$700|
|Donahue, Tim & Jill||$150|
|Total Raised in 2012||$4,487|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Donahue was up for election, she collected $426 in donations.
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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 Donahue voted on the selected bills:
|Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012|
|Health Provider Tax||Green Mountain Care||Education Taxation||Green Mountain Care||Property Rate Tax||Health Exchange||Green Mountain Care||Renewable Portfolio||CVPS Rebate|
Donahue is single and has one child.
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- Donahue's Blogspot
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Listing," June 13, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, “2014 General Election Candidate Listing”, accessed October 11, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Election Results Search," accessed April 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Donahue, Anne B," accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013