|Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 5-2|
|2005 - Present|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||10|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Florida|
|Master's||University of Vermont|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Voting record
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
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.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Lenes served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Corrections and Institutions, Ranking member|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Lenes served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Corrections and Institutions|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Lenes served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Corrections and Institutions|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Lenes served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Corrections and Institutions|
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. Incumbent Joan Lenes was unopposed in the Democratic primary. With no other candidates on the ballot, Lenes was unopposed in the general election.
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.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 5-2 District, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Joan Lenes Incumbent||56.5%||1,305|
|Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 5-2 General Election (2010)|
|Joan Lenes (D)||1,091|
|Robert Lake (R)||833|
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.
|Joan Lenes's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Chittenden-5-2||$7,055|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Chittenden-5-2||$6,930|
|Grand Total Raised||$13,985|
2012Lenes 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|
|Total Raised in 2012||$7,055|
|Source: Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Lenes was up for re-election, she collected $6,930 in donations.
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- National Federation of Independent Business in Vermont: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
- Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.
- Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on whether or not their votes aligned with VBSR’s stance on each policy.
- Vermont Conservation Voters: 2011-2012 Environmental Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on their voting records on environmental issues.
- Vermont Public Interest Research Group: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on voting records on VPIRG-backed legislation to promote clean energy, reduce exposure to toxins, make health care more accessible and affordable and protect our democracy.
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 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|
Lenes and her husband, Helmut, have two children.
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- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- 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, "Election Results Search," accessed April 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Lenes, Joan," accessed September 21, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013