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Joe Acinapura

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Joe Acinapura
Vermont House of Representatives, Rutland 7
Former Member
In office
2005 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Joe Acinapura (b. May 13, 1938) is a former Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Rutland-7 from November 2005 to 2013.

Acinapura served as Selectman from 1991 to 1993 and as Chair of the Brandon Select Board from 1991 to 1992. He was a candidate for the Vermont State Senate in 1996 but was not elected. He then served as Chair of the Vermont Republican Party from 2003 to 2004.

Acinapura was a High School Teacher from 1960 to 1961. He then served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1989. From 1992 to 1997, he was a professor at the College of St. Joseph. He then coached Supervisory Union Basketball at Rutland Northeast from 2000 to 2005. Acinapura also worked as a Auditor for the Brandon Fire District from 2003 to 2005. In 2005 he was Chair of the Vermont Parole Board for the State of Vermont.

Acinapura earned his B.A. from Rutgers University in 1960. He went on to receive his M.A. from the University of Colorado in 1970.


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Joe Acinapura endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Acinapura did not seek re-election in 2012.[2][3]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Acinapura ran for re-election to the Rutland 7 District in 2010. He ran unopposed in the primary election and in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Committee assignments


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


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

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Acinapura was up for election, he collected $572 in donations.[5]

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Voting record


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.[6] Here's how Acinapura voted on the selected bills:

Joe Acinapura
Health Provider Tax Green Mountain Care Education Taxation Green Mountain Care Property Rate Tax Health Exchange Green Mountain Care Renewable Portfolio CVPS Rebate


Acinapura and his wife, Lois, have two children.

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