|Vermont House of Representatives, Windsor 1|
|1997 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||17|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Youngstown State University, 1966|
|Master's||University of Hartford, 1974|
|Birthday||June 18, 1943|
|Place of birth||Steubenville, Ohio|
Sweaney earned her B.A. from Youngstown State University in 1966. She went on to receive her MEd from the University of Hartford in 1974.
Sweeney is a School Counselor and Elementary School Teacher.
Sweaney served as Chair of the Windsor Select Board from 1986 to 1987.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sweaney served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Operations, Chair|
|• Government Accountability, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sweaney served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Government Accountability|
|• Government Operations, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sweaney served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Government Accountability|
|• Government Operations|
Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Windsor-1 has two state representatives. Incumbents John Bartholomew and Donna Sweaney were unopposed in the Democratic primary. After facing no challengers in the Democratic primary, both incumbents will go equally unchallenged in the general election with no other candidates on the ballot.
Sweaney won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Windsor 1. Sweaney was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
Comprehensive donor information for Sweaney is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Sweaney raised a total of $1,980 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Donna Sweaney's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Windsor-1||$1,280|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Windsor-3||$700|
|Grand Total Raised||$1,980|
2012Sweaney won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sweaney raised a total of $1,280.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Donna Sweaney's campaign in 2012|
|Vermont Troopers Association||$300|
|Patient Choices Of Vermont||$200|
|Vermont Association Of Credit Unions||$200|
|Vermont State Dental Society||$150|
|Windsor County Democratic Cmte||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$1,280|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Sweaney was up for election, she collected $700 in donations.
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- National Federation of Independent Business in Vermont: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
- Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.
- Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
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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 Sweaney 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|
Sweaney has a husband, William Balllantyne.
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- 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 24, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Sweaney, Donna," accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 24, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013