Jane Kitchel

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Jane Kitchel
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Vermont Senate Caledonia District
Incumbent
In office
2005 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sWilson College
Personal
BirthdayAugust 23, 1945
Place of birthSaint Johnsbury, VT
ProfessionRetired
ReligionCongregationalist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
M. Jane Kitchel (b. August 23, 1945) is a Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Caledonia District. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Kitchel earned her AB from Wilson College in 1976.

Kitchel has worked as both a social worker and deputy commissioner for the Vermont Department of Social Welfare.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations, Chair
Transportation
Health Care Oversight
Fiscal
Joint Transportation Oversight

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Kitchel served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Caledonia has two state senators. Incumbent Jane Kitchel and Mike Heath were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Joe Benning was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kitchel will face Heath and Benning in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

Kitchel won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Caledonia District. Kitchel was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Vermont State Senate, Caledonia District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJane Kitchel Incumbent 34.1% 9,934
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Benning Incumbent 27.4% 7,969
     Democratic Stephen Amos 19.2% 5,584
     Republican David Dill 19.3% 5,619
Total Votes 29,106

2010

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

Kitchel ran for re-election to the 6th District Seat (Caledonia District) in 2010. She ran against Matthew Choate in the primary. She defeated Charlie Bucknam (R), Matthew Choate (D), and Harvey Otterman (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Vermont State Senate, Caledonia District, General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jane Kitchel (D) 6,158
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Benning (R) 5,674
Matthew Choate (D) 5,537
Charlie Bucknam (R) 5,322
Harvey Otterman (I) 1,798

2008

On November 4, 2008, Kitchel won re-election by finishing first for the two-seat Caledonia District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 12,097 votes ahead of Democrat Matthew Choate (8,975), Republicans John Hall (7,683) and John Kascenska (4,242), and write-ins (24).[2]

Kitchel raised $11,851 for her campaign, against $15,571 by Hartwell, $8,185 by Hall, and $5,524 by Kascenska.[3]

Vermont State Senate, Caledonia District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jane Kitchel (D) 10,149
Green check mark transparent.png Matthew Choate (D) 8,401
John Hall (R) 7,683
John Kascenska II (R) 4,242
Write-ins 24

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kitchel is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Kitchel raised a total of $38,731 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[4]

Jane Kitchel's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State Senate, District Caledonia Won $13,898
2010 Vermont State Senate, District Caledonia Won $12,975
2008 Vermont State Senate, District Caledonia Won $11,858
Grand Total Raised $38,731

2012

Kitchel won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kitchel raised a total of $12,898.
Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jane Kitchel's campaign in 2012
Campaign Research Center$500
Tall, David$500
Oas Llc Dba Valley Vista$500
At&t$400
Matsinger, John H$300
Total Raised in 2012$12,898
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Kitchel received $12,975 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Vermont State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jane Kitchel's campaign in 2010
Kitchel, Jane$764
Campaign Research Center$500
OAS LLC DBA Valley Vista$500
Kitchel, Jane L$421
Vermont State Dental Society$300
Total Raised in 2010 $12,975

2008

Kitchel raised $11,858 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Jane Kitchel $536
Federal Express $500
John Duffy $300
John Matsinger $300
Robert Starr $300
Martha Dole $300
Vermont State Dental Society $300

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2013-2014

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.

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2011-2012

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.

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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.[7] Here's how Kitchel voted on the selected bills:

Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012
National Popular Vote Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Tax Bill Free Speech Health Exchange CVPS Rebate Cloud Computing
N N Y Y Y Y Absent Y Y

Personal

Kitchel and her husband Robert have one child.

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