James Eckhardt

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James Eckhardt
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Vermont House Of Representatives, Rutland-Windsor 1
Former Member
In office
2011 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
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James Eckhardt is a former Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Rutland-Windsor-1 from 2011 to 2013.

Eckhardt is the owner of Censor Security, Inc. He was selected by Governor Jim Douglas to serve on the Vermont Board of Private Investigative and Security Services, which he now chairs.

Eckhardt attended Brastow School and graduated from Otter Valley High School.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Elections

2012

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Eckhardt ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Rutland-Windsor 1. Eckhardt was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and was defeated by Anne Gallivan (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland-Windsor 1 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAnne Gallivan 50.8% 1,203
     Republican James Eckhardt Incumbent 49.2% 1,166
Total Votes 2,369

2010

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

James Eckhardt ran for the Vermont House of Representatives Rutland-Windsor 1 in 2010. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on August 24, 2010. He defeated incumbent Megan Smith (D) in the November 2, 2010 general election.[4]

Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland-Windsor 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Eckhardt (R) 1,127
Megan Smith (D) 765

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, when Eckhardt first won election to the House, he collected $9,788 in donations.[5]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Steve Wilk $1,000
Ken Ell $1,000
Tom Johnson $350
Stephan Maeder $340
Bill Bauer $320

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Voting record

2011-2012

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 Eckhardt 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
Y Y Y N N Absent Absent N Y

Personal

Eckhardt was the recipient of the 2005-2006 Small Business Champion Award. He chairs the Rutland County Pro-Business Coalition and the Leadership Council of the Vermont chapter of the National Federatio of Independent Business. He and his wife, Louise, have three children and live in Chittenden.

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