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Eileen Dickinson
Vermont House Of Representatives, Franklin 3-2
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Eileen G. "Lynn" Dickinson (b. October 8, 1949) is a Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Franklin 3-2. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.


Dickinson earned her B.A. in Chemistry from Manhattanville College in 1971.

Dickinson has worked in the following positions: Realtor for Poquette and Bruley Realty, Business Manager for Dickinson and Branon Dental Care, and farmer.

She has served the Vermont House since then, representing the Franklin-2 District.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Economic Development


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


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


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Eileen Dickinson endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Incumbent Eileen Dickinson was unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dickinson won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Franklin 3-2. Dickinson was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dickinson won re-election to the Franklin 2 District in 2010. She ran against Richard Howrigan, Sr. (D), William Roberts (D), George Allard (R), and James Gregoire (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Franklin 2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Eileen Dickinson (R) 1,933
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Howrigan, Sr. (D) 1,576
George Allard (R) 1,388
William Roberts (D) 1,030
Todd Pritsky (I) 311

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dickinson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Dickinson raised a total of $16,556 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 23, 2013.[4]

Eileen Dickinson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Franklin-3-2 Won $9,486
2010 Vermont State House, District Franklin-2 Won $7,070
Grand Total Raised $16,556


Dickinson won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dickinson raised a total of $9,486.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eileen's campaign in 2012
Franklin County Republicans$1,000
Branon, Grace$1,000
Purdy, William$500
Nelson, Elizabeth$200
Total Raised in 2012$9,486
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Dickinson was up for re-election, she collected $7,070 in donations.[5]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eileen Dickinson's campaign in 2010
Branon, Grace$1,000
Friends Of Franklin County Republicans$400
Tyler, Ted$300
Delta Dental$250
Vermont Republican House$250
Total Raised in 2010 $7,070


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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.

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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.[6] Here's how Dickinson 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


Dickinson and her husband, Richard, have three children.

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