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Harold Giard

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Harold Giard
Vermont Senate Addison District
Former Member
In office
2005 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Vermont House of Representatives
Bachelor'sSaint Michael's College
Place of birthBridport, VT
ProfessionSmall Business Owner/Farmer
Office website
Harold Giard is a former Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Addison District from 2005 to 2013. He previously served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1972 to 1989

Giard is a small business owner and dairy farmer.

Giard earned his Bachelor's from Saint Michael's College.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

Giard did not seek re-election in 2012.


See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

Giard defeated Andrea Ochs (R), Mark Young (R), and Robert Wagner (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.Giard ran for re-election to the 1st District Seat (Addison District) in 2010. He ran against Claire Ayer (D) in the primary election on August 24, 2010.[1]

Vermont State Senate, Addison District, General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Claire Ayer (D) 9,520
Green check mark transparent.png Harold Giard (D) 7,369
Andrea Ochs (R) 4,252
Mark Young (R) 6,991
Robert Wagner (I) 1,128


On November 4, 2008, Giard won re-election by finishing second for the two-seat Addison District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 13,955 votes behind Democrat Claire Ayer (15,960) and ahead of write-ins (337).[2]

Giard's opponent Ayer raised $6,012 for her campaign.[3]

Vermont State Senate, Addison District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Claire Ayer (D) 15,960
Green check mark transparent.png Harold Giard (D) 13,955
Write-ins 337

Campaign donors


In 2010, Giard received $7,286 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Vermont State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Harold Giard's campaign in 2010
Addison County Democratic Party Cmte$2,000
Contributions By Candidate Or Immediate Family$1,120
Burkins, Chuck$500
Giard, Jean$500
Vermont Fund For Families$500
Total Raised in 2010 $7,286


According to Follow the Money, Giard raised no funds for the 2008 election.[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 Giard voted on the selected bills:

Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012
National Popular Vote Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Tax Bill Free Speech Health Exchange CVPS Rebate Cloud Computing


Giard and his wife Shirley have one child.

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