|Vermont House Of Representatives, Rutland-Windsor 1|
|2011 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Eckhardt served on these committees:
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.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland-Windsor 1 District, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||James Eckhardt Incumbent||49.2%||1,166|
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.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland-Windsor 1 General Election (2010)|
|James Eckhardt (R)||1,127|
|Megan Smith (D)||765|
In 2010, when Eckhardt first won election to the House, he collected $9,788 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
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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 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|
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.
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- Biographies of Vermont State Representatives and Senators
- ↑ Chittenden Public Library, "Town Chit Chat (page 6)" November 2010
- ↑ Vermonet Secretary of State - Official Primary Results
- ↑ Vermont Secretary of State - Official primary candidate list
- ↑ Vermont Elections Division - 2010 Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money, Candidate summary, Retrieved July 4, 2011
- ↑ Ethan Allen Institute "Report Cards," Accessed September 10, 2013