Avram Patt

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Avram Patt
Vermont House of Representatives, Lamoille-Washington District
In office
January 7, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Avram Patt is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Lamoille-Washington District. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.[1]


Patt's professional experience includes working as the general manager of Washington Electric Co-op, the director of the Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity, and the co-executive director of Central Vermont Transportation Association.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Patt served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2015
Health Care


Campaign themes


Patt's website has emphasized the following campaign themes:[3]

  • A fair and equitable tax system that raises sufficient revenue for the government services and schools that we all benefit from
  • A sustainable energy future that focuses on efficiency and conservation (transportation, heat and electricity), and on responsible development of all types of renewable energy sources.
  • Making sure that Vermonters can make a living, and that those who need our help don’t have to choose between eating and heating.
  • Creating and keeping jobs that work for Vermont. Continued focus on economic development strategies that work for Vermont: clean energy, agriculture and food products, information technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, the arts and Vermont-friendly tourism.
  • The democratic process and public involvement.[4]



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Lamoille-Washington has two state representatives. Incumbent Shap Smith and Avram Patt were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Mickey Smith and Emily Lapan were unopposed in the Republican primary.[5][6][7][8] Patt and Shap Smith defeated Mickey Smith and Lapan in the general election.[9]

Vermont House of Representatives Lamoille-Washington District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngShap Smith Incumbent 35.2% 1,737
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAvram Patt 23.8% 1,172
     Republican Mickey Smith 21.7% 1,070
     Republican Emily B. Lapan 19.3% 951
Total Votes 4,930


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