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Clement Bissonnette

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Clement Bissonnette
Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-7
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 6
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionIBM employee
Office website
Clement J. Bissonnette is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden 6-7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.


Bissonnette earned his AA in Business Management from Champlain College in 1965.

Bissonnette is an employee of International Business Machines.

Bissonnette has served as Chair of the Winooski School Board. He has also served as Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the City of Winooski.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013


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


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



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. Chittenden-6-7 has two state representatives. Incumbent Clement Bissonnette and Diana Gonzalez defeated Kenneth Atkins in the Democratic primary. Robert Millar ran as a Vermont Progressive Party candidate. Gonzalez was also nominated as a Vermont Progressive candidate.[1][2][3][4] Gonzalez and Bissonnette were victorious in the Democratic primary, securing seats in the general election. In addition to appearing on the general election ballot as a Democratic nominee, she will also appear as the Vermont Progress Party's candidate. Bissonnette and Gonzalez defeated Millar in the general election.[5]

Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden-6-7 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDiana Gonzalez 38.8% 908
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClement J. Bissonnette Incumbent 36.3% 848
     Vermont Progressive Party Robert Millar 24.9% 583
Total Votes 2,339
Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden-6-7 District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDiana Gonzalez 38.9% 272
Green check mark transparent.pngClem Bissonnette 32.9% 230
Kenneth Atkins 28.3% 198
Total Votes 700


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bissonnette won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 6-7. Bissonnette was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bissonnette ran for re-election to the Chittenden 3-6 District in 2010. He and Kenneth Atkins (D) both won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 3-6 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Clement Bissonnette (D) 1,684
Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Atkins (D) 1,628

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bissonnette is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Bissonnette raised a total of $0 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[7]

Clement Bissonnette's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-3-6 Won $0
2010 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-3-6 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $0


Bissonnette won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Bissonnette raised a total of $0.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Clement Bissonnette's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Bissonnette was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.[8]


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

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In 2013, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 9 to May 14. In 2014, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 7 to May 10.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.


In 2011, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 5 through mid May. In 2012, the Vermont General Assembly was in session from January 3 to May 5.

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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.[9] Here's how Bissonnette 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


Bissonnette and his wife, Sharon, have one child.

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