Jeanette White

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Jeanette White
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Vermont Senate Windham District
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Iowa
Master'sSouthern Illinois University
Personal
BirthdayMay 2, 1943
Place of birthThief River Falls, MN
ProfessionGrants/Development
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jeanette K. White (b. May 2, 1943) is a Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Windham District. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Biography

White earned her B.S. in Political Science/Sociology from the University of Iowa in 1965. She went on to receive her M.S. in Community Development and Education from Southern Illinois University in 1972.

White was the administrative director for Sojourns. She was County Coordinator for the Council on Aging for Southeast Vermont from 1972 to 1981. She went on to work as mailroom supervisor for Appropriate Technology from 1983 to 1989. From 1989 to 2000, she worked as Continuing Education Coordinator for the University of Vermont. White then became Nonprofit Director for Sojourns Community Health Clinic in 2000 and worked there until 2004. She is currently Grants Manager for the Town of Brattleboro.

White served as member/chair of Putney Selectboard from 1989 to 1998.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations, Chair
Judiciary
Government Accountability

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate 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. Windham has two state senators. Incumbent Jeanette White and Becca Balint defeated Joan Bowman and Roger Albee in the Democratic primary. Mary Hasson ran as an independent candidate. Aaron Diamondstone and Jerry Levy are running as Liberty Union candidates.[1][2][3][4] White and Balint defeated Hasson, Levy and Diamondstone in the general election.[5]

Vermont State Senate Windham District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeanette White 43.5% 7,777
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBecca Balint 35.7% 6,378
     Independent Mary Hasson 11% 1,973
     Liberty Union Jerry Levy 5% 899
     Liberty Union Aaron Diamondstone 4.7% 833
Total Votes 17,860


Vermont State Senate, Windham District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeanette White Incumbent 40.1% 2,260
Green check mark transparent.pngBecca Balint 29.9% 1,684
Roger Albee 22% 1,240
Joan Bowman 7.9% 446
Total Votes 5,630

2012

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

White won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Windham District. White advanced past the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Vermont State Senate, Windham District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Galbraith Incumbent 44.6% 12,339
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeanette White Incumbent 47.4% 13,123
     Liberty Union Aaron Diamondstone 8% 2,214
Total Votes 27,676
Vermont State Senate, Windham District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeanette White Incumbent 46% 3,084
Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Galbraith Incumbent 41.2% 2,758
Mary Cain 12.8% 858
Total Votes 6,700

2010

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

White ran for re-election to the 27th District Seat (Windham District) in 2010. She ran against Peter Galbarith (D) and Toby Young (D) in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010. She defeated Hilary Cooke (R), Lynn Corum (R), and Aaron Diamondstone (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Vermont State Senate, Windham District, General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Galbraith (D) 9,435
Green check mark transparent.png Jeanette White (D) 8,915
Hilary Cooke (R) 4,838
Lynn Corum (R) 3,924
Aaron Diamondstone (Socialist) 620

2008

On November 4, 2008, White won re-election by finishing second for the two-seat Windham District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 13,531 votes behind Democrat Peter Shumlin (14,866) and ahead of Liberty Union candidate Aaron Diamondstone (2,464) and write-ins (219).[6]

White's opponent Shumlin raised $3,350 for his campaign.[7]

Vermont State Senate, Windham District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Shumlin (D) 14,866
Green check mark transparent.png Jeanette White (D) 13,531
Aaron Diamondstone (LU) 2,464
Write-ins 219

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for White is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, White raised a total of $9,930 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[8]

Jeanette White's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State Senate, District Windham Won $4,923
2010 Vermont State Senate, District Windham Won $5,007
2008 Vermont State Senate, District Windham Won $0
Grand Total Raised $9,930

2012

White won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, White raised a total of $4,923.
Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeanette White's campaign in 2012
Famolare, Joe$600
Wilfong, Cheryl$300
Marijuana Policy Project$300
Patient Choices Of Vermont$300
Vermont Troopers Association$300
Total Raised in 2012$4,923
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, White received $5,007 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

Vermont State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeanette White's campaign in 2010
Famolare, Joe$1,200
Patient Choices Vermont Victory Fund$350
Vermont State Dental Society$300
Kristensen, John G$250
Cassidy, Larry$250
Total Raised in 2010 $5,007

2008

According to Follow the Money, White raised no funds for the 2008 election.[10]

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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

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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.[11] Here's how White 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
Y N N Y Y Y Y Y N

Personal

White and her husband, Bill, have two children.

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