Bill Botzow

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Bill Botzow
Vermont House Of Representatives, Bennington 1
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 11
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionVisual Artist
Office website
Bill G.F. Botzow (b. September 29, 1945) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Bennington-1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.


Botzow earned his B.A. from Princeton University in 1968. He is a Visual Artist.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Economic Development, Chair


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


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives 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 Bill Botzow is unopposed in the Democratic primary. James O'Connor is running as an Independent candidate.[1][2][3][4]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Botzow won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Bennington 1. Botzow was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Botzow ran for re-election to the Bennington 1 District in 2010. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Botzow is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Botzow raised a total of $4,113 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[6]

Bill Botzow's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Bennington-1 Won $4,113
2010 Vermont State House, District Bennington-1 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $4,113


Botzow won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Botzow raised a total of $4,113.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Botzow's campaign in 2012
Vermont Association Of Realtors$200
Association Of Vermont Credit Unions$200
Johnston, J F & Carol$200
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 693$200
Total Raised in 2012$4,113
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Botzow was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.[7]

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.[8] Here's how Botzow 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


Botzow has a wife, Ruth.

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