Johannah Leddy Donovan

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Johannah Leddy Donovan
Vermont House Of Representatives, Chittenden 6-5
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 13
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Johannah Leddy Donovan (b. September 18, 1944) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden 6-5. She was first elected to the chamber in 2000.


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.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 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:


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



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-6-5 has two state representatives. Incumbent Johannah Leddy Donovan and Mary Sullivan were unopposed in the Democratic primary.[1][2][3][4]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[5]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Donovan ran for re-election to the Chittenden 3-5 District in 2010. She and Suzi Wizowaty (D) both won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 3-5 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Johannah Leddy Donovan (D) 2,401
Green check mark transparent.png Suzi Wizowaty (D) 2,354
Tom Licata (I) 871

Campaign donors

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.[6]

Johannah Leddy Donovan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-6-5 Won $1,314
2010 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-6-5 Won $792
Grand Total Raised $2,106


Donovan 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.[7]


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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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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


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 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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