|Vermont State Senate, Rutland District|
|January 22, 2013 - 2015|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Appointed||January 18, 2013|
|Appointed by||Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont|
|Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 3|
|2009 - 2013|
French is a former member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Rutland-3 from 2009 to 2013.
French earned his B.A. from Tufts University in 1968.
French has worked as owner/operator of Acorn Tree Service since 1975. He is an arborist.
French has also served as Town Moderator for the Town of Cuttingsville.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, French served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Operations|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, French served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Judicial Retention|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, French served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate 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 has three state senators. Incumbent Eldred French, William Tracy Carris and Anissa Delauri were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Kevin Mullin, incumbent Peg Flory and Brian Collamore were unopposed in the Republican primary. Kelly Socia ran as a Vermont Politically Incorrect Party candidate. Collamore, Flory and Mullin defeated French, Carris, Delauri, and Socia in the general election.
|Vermont State Senate Rutland District, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Peg Flory Incumbent||21.3%||10,213|
|Republican||Kevin J. Mullin Incumbent||20.7%||9,932|
|Republican||Brian P. Collamore||19.3%||9,275|
|Democratic||William Tracy Carris||15.3%||7,362|
|Democratic||Eldred French Incumbent||11.8%||5,651|
French ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Rutland-Windsor 2. French was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Dennis Devereux (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland-Windsor 2 District, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Dennis Devereux Incumbent||54.4%||1,346|
|Democratic||Eldred French Incumbent||45.6%||1,127|
|Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 3 General Election (2010)|
|Eldred French (D)||985|
|Nelson Tift (R)||709|
In 2010, a year in which French was up for election, he collected $337 in donations.
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- National Federation of Independent Business in Vermont: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
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- 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 French 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|
French is married and has three children.
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- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Rutland Herald, "French joins the Senate," January 19, 2013. Retrieved February 7, 2013
- 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 22, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 22, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013