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Helen Head

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Helen Head
Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 7-3
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 12
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of New Hampshire (1975)
Master'sMPA, University of Vermont (1989)
Date of birthMay 12, 1953
Place of birthGriffin, GA
ProfessionPlanning and Developing Consultant
Office website
Campaign website
Helen J. Head (b. May 12, 1953) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden 7-3. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.


Head earned her B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in 1975. She went on to receive her MPA from the University of Vermont in 1989.

Head has worked as a Planning and Developing Consultant and as an Administrator for Project Home.


Campaign themes


Head's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Housing
Excerpt: "The 2014 Legislature made progress on several housing initiatives. We made it easier to create housing in areas designated for development and expanded renewable energy initiatives. Housing safety was advanced. We paved the way for creation of educational materials for landlords and tenants focusing on their respective rights and responsibilities. There was increased support for new affordable housing, state investment in fuel assistance, continuation of a foreclosure mediation program, and new approaches to addressing homelessness."[2]
  • Veterans
Excerpt: "As chair of the Vermont House committee that has jurisdiction over veteran’s affairs, I am honored to hear the stories of those who have served. To provide assistance to veterans and their family members is a true privilege."[3]
  • Energy
Excerpt: "The 2014 Vermont Legislature is working hard to address key energy issues. Among these issues are home weatherization, net metering, and the designation of new town centers and growth centers."[4]

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
General, Housing and Military Affairs, Chair


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Head 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. Incumbent Helen Head was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[5][6][7][8] Head was unopposed in the general election.[9]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Head won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 7-3. Head was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[10]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Head ran for re-election to the Chittenden 3-10 District in 2010. She ran unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[10]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Head is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Head raised a total of $3,460 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[11]

Helen Head's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-7-3 Won $2,240
2010 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-7-3 Won $1,220
Grand Total Raised $3,460


Head won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Head raised a total of $2,240.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Helen Head's campaign in 2012
Childs, Katherine Walker$500
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 693$200
Mercurio, Dr Teresa$200
Total Raised in 2012$2,240
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Head was up for re-election, she collected $1,220 in donations.[12]


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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.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.


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.

  • Legislators are scored based on whether or not their votes aligned with VBSR’s stance on each policy.
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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.[13] Here's how Head 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


Head and her husband, Thomas, have two children.

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