|Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland-2|
|2005 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||9|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||December 6, 1943|
|Place of birth||Proctor, Vermont|
Potter earned his B.A. from the University of Vermont in 1965. He went on to receive his M.S. from the University of California-Los Angeles in 1973.
Potter has worked as a tree farmer and a teacher. He also served in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1972.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Potter served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Transportation, Vice-chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Potter served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Transportation, Vice-chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Potter served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
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. Rutland-2 has two state representatives. Incumbent Dave Potter was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Tom Burditt was unopposed in the Republican primary. Ted Schaft ran as a Libertarian candidate. Potter and Burditt defeated Schaft and Michael Stimpfel in the general election.
|Vermont House of Representatives Rutland-2 District, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Thomas "Tom" Burditt Incumbent||36.8%||1,539|
|Democratic||Dave Potter Incumbent||36.5%||1,526|
Potter won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Rutland 2. Potter was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Potter ran for re-election to the Rutland 1-2 District in 2010. He ran against Tony Morgan (D), Tom Burditt (R), and Richard Norris (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010. According to unofficial results Potter won one of the two seats in the district, but as of November 15 a recount is pending.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 1-2 General Election (2010)|
|Dave Potter (D)||1,190|
|Tom Burditt (R)||1,137|
|Richard Norris (R)||1,110|
|Tony Morgan (D)||854|
Comprehensive donor information for Potter is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Potter raised a total of $3,425 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Dave Potter's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Rutland-2||$1,913|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Rutland-1-2||$1,512|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,425|
2012Potter won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Potter raised a total of $1,913.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dave Potter's campaign in 2012|
|Rutland County Democratic Cmte||$300|
|Rutland County Democratic Cmte||$300|
|Parker, Gary & Sylvia||$200|
|Railroad Association Of Vermont||$150|
|Total Raised in 2012||$1,913|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Potter was up for election, he collected $1,512 in donations.
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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 Potter 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|
Potter and his wife, Susan, have two children.
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- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Independent Candidates and Minor Party Candidates Nominated by Party Committee," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Major Party Nomination Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Listing," June 13, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Candidate Listing," accessed October 11, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Election Results Search," accessed April 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Potter, Dave," accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013