Joan Lenes

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Joan Lenes
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Vermont House Of Representatives, Chittenden 5-2
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 elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida
Master'sUniversity of Vermont
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joan G. Lenes (b. February 24, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden-5-2. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

Biography

Lenes earned her B.A. from the University of Florida in 1973. She went on to receive her MEd from the University of Vermont in 1980.

Lenes was the owner and operator of Climb High from 1980 to 2001. She has worked for the Champlain Valley Union High School since 1992.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Corrections and Institutions

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives 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. Incumbent Joan Lenes was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[1][2][3][4]

2012

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Lenes won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 5-2. Lenes was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and defeated George Schiavone (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 5-2 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoan Lenes Incumbent 56.5% 1,305
     Republican George Schiavone 43.5% 1,004
Total Votes 2,309

2010

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Lenes ran for re-election to the Chittenden 5-2 District in 2010. She defeated Robert Lake (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 5-2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joan Lenes (D) 1,091
Robert Lake (R) 833

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Lenes is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Lenes raised a total of $13,985 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[6]

Joan Lenes's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-5-2 Won $7,055
2010 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-5-2 Won $6,930
Grand Total Raised $13,985


2012

Lenes won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Lenes raised a total of $7,055.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joan Lenes's campaign in 2012
Steele, Lisa$1,000
Bissonette, Bill$500
Bissonette, William$500
Lenes, Helmut$500
Graham, Rosalyn$250
Total Raised in 2012$7,055
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Lenes was up for re-election, she collected $6,930 in donations.[7]

Scorecards

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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.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.

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.[8] Here's how Lenes 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
N N N Y Y N N Y N

Personal

Lenes and her husband, Helmut, have two children.

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