John Campbell (Vermont)

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John Campbell
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Vermont Senate Windsor District
Incumbent
In office
2001 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
President Pro Tempore
2011 - present
Senate Majority Leader
2010 Session
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida,
J.D.Nova University
Personal
BirthdayMarch 3, 1954
Place of birthNew Hyde Park, NY
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John F. Campbell (b. March 3, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Windsor District. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000. He is currently serving as President Pro Tempore. He served as the Majority Leader in the 2009-2010 session.

Biography

Campbell earned his B.S. from the University of Florida in 1976. He went on to receive his J.D. from Nova University in 1983.

Campbell worked as an attorney for the Law Office of Krupnick, Campbell, Malone and Koselli from 1983 to 1986. From 1986 to 1989 he worked for the Law Office of Cooper and Campbell. He went on to work for the Law Office of John F. Campbell from 1989 to 2000. In 2000 he began working as an attorney for Campbell, Buckholz and Saunders. He has worked there since then.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation
Rules, Chair
Judicial Rules, Chair
Fiscal
Rules
Legislative Council

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Windsor has three state senators. Incumbents Alice Nitka, John Campbell, and Richard McCormack were unopposed in the Democratic primary, and are unchallenged in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

Campbell won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Windsor District. Campbell was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Vermont State Senate, Windham District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Campbell Incumbent 23.3% 16,249
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRichard McCormack Incumbent 21.8% 15,217
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAlice Nitka Incumbent 21.3% 14,899
     Republican Paul Gibbs Jr. 9.5% 6,651
     Republican Dick Tracy 13.8% 9,617
     Republican Jeff Whittemore 10.3% 7,162
Total Votes 69,795

2010

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

Campbell ran for re-election to the 28th District Seat (Windsor District) in 2010. He ran against Richard McCormack (D), and Alice Nitka (D) in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010. He defeated Francis Renaud (R), Henry Holmes (R), and John MacGovern (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Elections

2010

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

Cooke ran for the Windham District seat in 2010. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 24, 2010. She faced Jeanette White (D), Peter Galbarith (D), and Aaron Diamondstone (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Vermont State Senate, Windsor District, General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Campbell (D) 11,896
Green check mark transparent.png Richard "Dick" McCormack (D) 10,893
Green check mark transparent.png Alice Nitka (D) 10,393
Francis Renaud (R) 5,688
Henry Holmes (R) 6,888
John MacGovern 5,423

2008

On November 4, 2008, Campbell won re-election by finishing first for the three-seat Windsor District of the Vermont State Senate, receiving 16,426 votes ahead of Democrats Richard McCormack (14,898) and Alice Nitka (13,783), Republicans Kent Butterfield (8,320) and Kirk Sparkman (5,969), independent Mark Blanchard (5,619), Republican Ethan Foster (4,680), and write-ins (43).[2]

Campbell raised $16,698 for his campaign, against $4,254 by McCormack, $3,868 by Nitka, $4,645 by Butterfield, and $1,500 by Sparkman.[3]

Vermont State Senate, Windsor District
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Campbell (D) 16,426
Green check mark transparent.png Richard McCormack (D) 14,898
Green check mark transparent.png Alice Nitka (D) 13,783
Kent Butterfield (R) 8,320
Kirk Sparkman (R) 5,969
Mark Blanchard (I) 5,619
Ethan Foster (R) 4,680
Write-ins 43

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Campbell is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Campbell raised a total of $45,367 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[4]

John Campbell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State Senate, District Windsor Won $24,119
2010 Vermont State Senate, District Windsor Won $4,550
2008 Vermont State Senate, District Windsor Won $16,698
Grand Total Raised $45,367

2012

Campbell won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Campbell raised a total of $24,119.
Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Campbell's campaign in 2012
American Insurance Association$2,000
Vermont Troopers Association$2,000
Phrma$1,000
Pfizer$1,000
Vermont Ski Areas Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$24,119
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Campbell received $4,550 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Vermont State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Campbell (Vermont)'s campaign in 2010
Coca-Cola$1,000
Campaign Researcg Center$500
DRM PLLC$400
VT Educational & Dental Action Cmte$300
Keeft, Pamela$250
Total Raised in 2010 $4,550

2008

Campbell raised $16,698 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Jon Krupnick $1,000
Vermont State Troopers Foundation $1,000
Donald Levine $1,000
Leo Alexakos $500
Reynolds American $500
Philip Larkin $500
Federal Express $500
Harry Hansen $500

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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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2011-2012

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

2011-2012

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.[7] Here's how Campbell voted on the selected bills:

Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012
National Popular Vote Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Tax Bill Free Speech Health Exchange CVPS Rebate Cloud Computing
Y N N Y Y Y Absent Y N

Personal

Campbell and his wife, Kathleen, have three children.

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