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Bob Bouchard

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Bob Bouchard
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Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 9-1
Former member
In office
2011 - 2015
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Robert A. Bouchard is a former Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden 9-1 from 2010 to 2015. Bouchard did not seek re-election in 2014.


Bouchard is the Vice-President of Bouchard Pierce, and the owner of Bouchard Brothers. He served previously on the Colchester School Board and graduated from Rice Memorial High School.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Economic Development


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bouchard won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 9-1. Bouchard was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 9-1 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJim Condon Incumbent 32.4% 1,689
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Bouchard Incumbent 24% 1,250
     Democratic Curt Taylor 23% 1,198
     Republican Joey Purvis 20.5% 1,068
Total Votes 5,205


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bob Bouchard ran for the Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 7-1 in 2010. He ran against Lane Esden in the Republican primary on August 24, 2010. He defeated Lane Esden (R) and Erin Bessy (D) in the November 2, 2010 general election.[1]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 7-1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Condon (D) 1,386
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Bouchard (R) 1,204
Erin Bessy (D) 1,095
Lane Esden (R) 631

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bouchard is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bouchard raised a total of $1,551 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[2]

Bob Bouchard's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-9-1 Won $1,551
2010 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-7-1 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $1,551


Bouchard won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bouchard raised a total of $1,551.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob's campaign in 2012
Clarke Corp$500
Campaign Research Center$300
Total Raised in 2012$1,551
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, when Bouchard first won election to the House, he collected $0 in donations according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics.[3]


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Vermont

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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.[4] Here's how Bouchard 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


Bouchard is the Vice-President of the Vermont Retail Association and of the Northern Vermont Homebuilders Association. He and his wife, Cheryl, have four children.

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