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|Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 9-1|
|2011 - 2015|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
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.
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:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• General, Housing and Military Affairs|
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.
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.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 7-1 General Election (2010)|
|Jim Condon (D)||1,386|
|Bob Bouchard (R)||1,204|
|Erin Bessy (D)||1,095|
|Lane Esden (R)||631|
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.
|Bob Bouchard's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Chittenden-9-1||$1,551|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Chittenden-7-1||$0|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,551|
2012Bouchard 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|
|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.
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- National Federation of Independent Business in Vermont: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
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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 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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