Johannah Leddy Donovan
|Johannah Leddy Donovan|
|Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-5|
|2001 - Present|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||14|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
- 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
Donovan earned her B.A. from Trinity College in 1967.
Donovan worked as a Social Worker for the City of Boston from 1967 to 1968. She then worked as a substitute teacher for the Burlington School District from 1985 to 1988. From 1988 to 1990, she was a Justice of the Peace. She also worked as a Title I Teacher for the Burlington School District during this time. Donovan then worked as a teacher from 1990 to 1992. She has taught at Vermont Adult Learning since 1993.
Donovan has been the Executive Assistant to the Vermont Democratic Party.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Donovan served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Ways and Means, Ranking member|
In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Donovan served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Education, Chair|
|• Government Accountability|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Leddy Donovan served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Education, Chair|
|• Government Accountability|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Leddy Donovan served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
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. Chittenden-6-5 has two state representatives. Incumbent Johannah Leddy Donovan and Mary Sullivan were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Both Democrats were unopposed in the district's general election.
Donovan won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 6-5. Donovan was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 3-5 General Election (2010)|
|Johannah Leddy Donovan (D)||2,401|
|Suzi Wizowaty (D)||2,354|
|Tom Licata (I)||871|
Comprehensive donor information for Donovan is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Donovan raised a total of $2,106 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.
|Johannah Leddy Donovan's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Chittenden-6-5||$1,314|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Chittenden-6-5||$792|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,106|
2012Donovan won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Donovan raised a total of $1,314.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Johannah Leddy Donovan's campaign in 2012|
|Vermont Association Of Realtors||$200|
|Vermont Trial Lawyers||$200|
|Vermont State Dental Society||$150|
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 693||$100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$1,314|
|Source: Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Donovan was up for re-election, she collected $792 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 Donovan 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|
Donovan and her husband, Thomas, have six children.
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- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1996
- 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, "2014 General Election Candidate Listing," accessed October 11, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Election Results Search," accessed April 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Donovan, Johannah Leddy," accessed September 21, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013