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Francis McFaun

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Francis McFaun
Vermont House of Representatives, Washington 2
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 10
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Francis M. McFaun (b. April 19, 1939) is a Republican and Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Washington-2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.


McFaun earned his B.S. in Education from Boston University in 1963. He then attended Graduate Work at Boston College, Harvard University, and the University of Vermont.

McFaun is an attorney. He has also served as the Chair of the Barre Town Selectboard.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Human Services
Health Care Oversight


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


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Washington-2 has two state representatives. J. Guy Isabelle was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Francis McFaun and Rob LaClair were unopposed in the Republican primary.[1] McFaun and LaClair defeated Isabelle in the general election.[2]

Vermont House of Representatives Washington-2 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFrancis "Topper" McFaun Incumbent 40.6% 2,029
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRob LaClair 32.3% 1,616
     Democratic J. Guy Isabelle 27.1% 1,358
Total Votes 5,003


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

McFaun won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Washington 2. McFaun 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

McFaun ran for re-election to the Washington 4 District in 2010. He and Thomas Koch (R) both won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Washington 4 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Koch (R) 2,700
Green check mark transparent.png Francis McFaun (R) 2,620

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McFaun is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, McFaun raised a total of $2,490 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[4]

Francis McFaun's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Washington-2 Won $1,734
2010 Vermont State House, District Washington-2 Won $756
Grand Total Raised $2,490


McFaun won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McFaun raised a total of $1,734.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Francis McFaun's campaign in 2012
Fecteau Residential$500
Washington County Republican Cmte$200
Jet Service Envelope Co$193
Reilly, Lawrence$50
Total Raised in 2012$1,734
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which McFaun was up for election, he collected $756 in donations.[5]


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Vermont

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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 McFaun 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


McFaun and his wife, Mary Howland, have three children.

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