|Vermont House Of Representatives, Franklin 3|
|2011 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|High school||Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans, 2003|
Degree served as an aide to Governor Jim Douglas from 2008-2010. He reported on Vermont for MTV's "Choose or Lose" coverage of the 2008 presidential election. He is a graduate of Bellows Free Academy.
A press release announcing Degree's candidacy for the state senate said: "If elected, Degree promised to focus on job creation, responsible economic development and property tax relief, as well as continuing his work in the State House to fight prescription drug abuse."
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Degree served on these committees:
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012
Degree ran for election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Franklin District. He advanced past the August 28 Republican primary and was defeated in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont State Senate, Franklin District Republican Primary, 2012|
Dustin Degree ran for the Vermont House of Representatives Franklin 3 in 2010. He ran against Newell Decker in the Republican primary on August 24, 2010. He won election, defeating Newell Decker (R) and Jeff Young (D) in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Franklin 3 General Election (2010)|
|Kathleen Keenan (D)||1,025|
|Dustin Degree (R)||968|
|Jeff Young (D)||725|
|Newell Decker (R)||686|
In 2010, when Degree first won election to the House, he collected $3,795 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Franklin County GOP||$1,000|
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Dustin + Degree + Vermont + House"
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- Nonprofits Defend Their Roles - Valley News
- Debra Terhar: School board president stirs controversy with conservative positions - Akron Beacon Journal
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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 Degree 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|
Degree is not married. He serves on the St. Albans City Development Review Board and the Board of Directors of the St. Ablans Amateur Skating Association.
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Degree's campaign website
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Biographies of Vermont State Representatives and Senators
- ↑ Dustin Allard Degree for State Senate, "Rep. Degree Will Run For Senate," retrieved October 23, 2012.
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Vermont Elected Officials and Leaders; Submits Required Presidential Primary Petition," September 29, 2011
- ↑ Official primary candidate list
- ↑ Vermont Elections Division - 2010 Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money, Candidate summary, Retrieved July 4, 2011
- ↑ Ethan Allen Institute "Report Cards," Accessed September 10, 2013