|Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 7-3|
|2003 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||11|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of New Hampshire (1975)|
|Master's||MPA, University of Vermont (1989)|
|Birthday||May 12, 1953|
|Place of birth||Griffin, GA|
|Profession||Planning and Developing Consultant|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Issues
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Voting record
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
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.
Head's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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."
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:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• General, Housing and Military Affairs, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Head served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• General, Housing and Military Affairs|
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. Head was unopposed in the general election.
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.
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.
|Helen Head's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Chittenden-7-3||$2,240|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Chittenden-7-3||$1,220|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,460|
2012Head 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.
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- National Federation of Independent Business in Vermont: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
- Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.
- Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on whether or not their votes aligned with VBSR’s stance on each policy.
- Vermont Conservation Voters: 2011-2012 Environmental Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on their voting records on environmental issues.
- Vermont Public Interest Research Group: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on voting records on VPIRG-backed legislation to promote clean energy, reduce exposure to toxins, make health care more accessible and affordable and protect our democracy.
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 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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- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- Helen Head for Vermont House of Representatives, "Policy," accessed October 27, 2014
- Helen Head for Vermont House of Representatives, "Housing," July, 2014
- Helen Head for Vermont House of Representatives, "Serving Our Veterans," June, 2014
- Helen Head for Vermont House of Representatives, "Addressing Energy Issues," February, 2014
- 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 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Head, Helen," accessed September 21, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013