|Vermont House of Representatives, Windsor-Orange 2|
|1999 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||15|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
Masland earned his B.A. and MS from Stanford University in 1972.
Masland was the Director of Upper Valley School-to-Work from 1996 to 2000. He also worked as Regional Coordinator for the Upper Valley Commerce and Education Alliance during this time. He has been self-employed as the owner of a Builder/General Contractor Business since 1974. He has also owned Masland Construction since 1975. Masland has worked for the Upper Valley Commerce and Education Alliance as Director since 2000. From 2001 to the present, he has been the self-employed owner of a Workforce Development Consultant Business. He has also been the Coordinator of the Upper Valley Workforce Investment Board since 2002. He has worked as the Site Supervisor of the Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity since 2006 as well.
Masland served on the Select Board of Thetford from 1986 to 1999.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Masland served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cheney served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Cheney served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Ways and Means|
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. Windsor-Orange-2 has two state representatives. Incumbent James Masland and Tim Briglin defeated Jill Michaels and Irv Thome in the Democratic primary. John Freitag ran as an Independent candidate. Briglin and Masland defeated Freitag in the general election.
|Vermont House of Representatives Windsor-Orange-2 District, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Jim Masland Incumbent||41.7%||2,324|
|Vermont House of Representatives, Windsor-Orange-2 District Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Jim Masland Incumbent||33.5%||1,094|
Masland won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Windsor-Orange 2. Masland was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Windsor-Orange 2 General Election (2010)|
|James Masland (D)||3,025|
|Margaret Cheney (D)||3,022|
Comprehensive donor information for Masland is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Masland raised a total of $0 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|James Masland's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Windsor-Orange-2||$0|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Windsor-Orange-2||$0|
|Grand Total Raised||$0|
2012Masland won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Masland raised a total of $0.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to James Masland's campaign in 2012|
|Total Raised in 2012||$0|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Masland was up for election, he did not collect any money in donations.
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- National Federation of Independent Business in Vermont: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
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- Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
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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 Masland 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|
Masland and his wife, Suzanne, have seven children.
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- 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 24, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Masland, Jim," accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 24, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013