Joanna Cole

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Joanna Cole
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Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-1
In office
January 9, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina, Charlotte
BirthdayJanuary 23, 1948
Place of birthTroy, NY
ReligionProtestant, Society of Friends
Office website
Campaign website
Joanna E. Cole is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden 6-1. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations


Campaign themes


Cole's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Healthcare For All
Excerpt: "Reduce paperwork with single payer. Decouple burden of health insurance from businesses."
  • Energy Efficiency
Excerpt: "Reduce Energy Demand by increasing efficiency. Encourage renewable energy production."
  • Educational Costs
Excerpt: "Reduce Property Taxes by funding more of bill with income tax (fairer). Incentives to encourage small school districts to consolidate."



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. Chittenden-6-1 has two state representatives. Incumbent Joanna Cole was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Kurt Wright and Michael Ly were unopposed in the Republican primary. Loyal Ploof and Roy Collette are running as Libertarian candidates.[2][3][4][5]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cole won election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 6-1. Cole advanced past the August 28 Democratic primary and won election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-1 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoanna Cole 31.7% 2,008
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Wright Incumbent 36.9% 2,332
     Democratic William Aswad Incumbent 31.4% 1,987
Total Votes 6,327
Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-1 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoanna Cole 36.3% 658
Green check mark transparent.pngWilliam Aswad Incumbent 34.1% 619
Robert Hooper 29.6% 536
Total Votes 1,813


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Joanna Cole ran for the Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 3-1 in 2010. She ran against William Aswad in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010. She lost to William Aswad (D) and Kurt Wright (R) in the November 2, 2010 general election.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cole is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Cole raised a total of $0 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[7]

Joanna Cole's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-6-1 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $0


Cole won election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cole raised a total of $0.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joanna Cole's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source:Follow the Money


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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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Cole is married and has two children.[8]

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