|Vermont State Senate Essex-Orleans District|
|January 9, 2013 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Vermont House of Representatives Orleans-Caledonia 1|
|Associate's||New Hampshire Vocational Technical College, 1985|
|Birthday||July 29, 1965|
|Place of birth||St. Albans, VT|
He previously served in the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Orleans-Caledonia-1 from 2009 to 2010.
Rodgers received his Associate's Degree from New Hampshire Vocational Technical College in 1985.
Rodgers is a Stone Mason.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rodgers served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Natural Resources and Energy|
Rodgers's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "in its many forms, from large to small/dairy, beef, animal, tree, fruit, vegetable and all other"
- Excerpt: "especially small business which provides so many jobs around the state. I believe we need to encourage start ups that plan to provide employment especially manufacturers of durable goods"
- Excerpt: "I grew up on a farm that took in guest for farm vacations, a business that my grandmother started in the 1960s. Though some discount tourism as a low income employer, I know better. Tourism drives many different businesses and provides a broad range of employment. It also brings in a huge amount of money for the state."
- Excerpt: "Quality public education for our children and for our future."
- Health care
- Excerpt: "affordable healthcare for all Vermonters"
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate 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. Essex-Orleans has two state senators. Incumbents Robert Starr and John Rodgers were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Marcia Horne was unopposed in the Republican primary. Starr and Rodgers defeated Horne in the general election.
|Vermont State Senate Essex-Orleans District, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Robert A. Starr* Incumbent||43.2%||7,168|
|Democratic||John S. Rodgers Incumbent||34.5%||5,717|
*Starr appeared on the ballot as both a Democratic and Republican nominee.
- See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012
Rodgers won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Essex-Orleans District. Rodgers advanced past the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont State Senate, Essex-Orleans District Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Robert Starr Incumbent||41%||976|
Rodgers ran for re-election to the Orleans-Caledonia 1 District in 2010. He ran against Sam Young (D), Linda Johnson (R), Vicki Strong (R), and Nancy Potak (P) in the general election on November 2, 2010. According to unofficial results Rodgers lost, but as of November 15 a recount is pending.
Comprehensive donor information for Rodgers is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Rodgers raised a total of $16,259 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.
|John Rodgers's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State Senate, District Essex-Orleans||$16,259|
|Grand Total Raised||$16,259|
2012Rodgers won election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Rodgers raised a total of $16,259.
|Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to John Rodgers's campaign in 2012|
|Rodgers, John S||$2,000|
|Rodgers, John & Brenda||$1,559|
|Orleans County Democratic Cmte||$1,400|
|John Campbell For Senate||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$16,259|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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