John Spencer (Vermont)
|Former candidate for|
|Vermont House of Representatives, Addison-3 District|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
Spencer's professional experience includes serving on the Addison Development Review Board and the Addison Town Hall Restoration Committee.
Spencer's campaign has emphasized the following themes:
- Health care
- Excerpt: "The rising cost of health care is putting businesses and individuals in financial difficulty...A single payer system of health care can be the solution, but in Vermont can our state government alone administer the system, will it be economically advisable and will it accomplish what was set out for it in Act 48?"
- School funding
- Excerpt: "We must cut the cost per student, but quality education is the key for our state and local communities to prosper and grow. We must gather together all interest groups, teachers, administrators, school boards and communities to reshape the education system in Vermont."
- Excerpt: "With the passage of the new open meeting law many towns and organizations had to shut down their websites because they could not meet the new regulations. Changes need to be made to the law to encourage websites and other electronic communication for the public and press to learn what is happening in government in a timely manner...Open and free access to information is the key to good government."
- Opiate Addiction
- Excerpt: "Alcohol use, gambling and other substance abuse are also symptoms of deeper social problems...Prevention is a strong key, and money for prevention should receive budget priority. Substance abuse affects our communities in numerous negative ways including increased crime."
- Higher Education
- Excerpt: "The cost of higher education has gone from difficult to almost impossible...Some ideas to alleviate cost: a tuition freeze guaranteeing students four years at a fixed fee; earning college credits in high school; strengthening our community colleges; and tax credits or loan advantages if the graduate stays employed in Vermont."
- Economic Development
- Excerpt: "Government needs to be in the economic development business. You add fertilizer to grow bigger and healthier crops, the same applies to economic development. The focus should be on encouraging good paying, environmentally clean job growth."
- Party Lines
- Excerpt: "I am running as a Democrat, but want to actively reach out to all sides as I am a Vermonter foremost...There are a lot of great ideas in that vast area between the left and right. Too often the moderate is thought to be weak; not true, it is where the majority of Vermonters stand."
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. Addison-3 has two state representatives. Incumbent Diane Lanpher and John Spencer were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Warren Van Wyck was unopposed in the Republican primary ballot, but Peter Briggs launched a successful write-in candidate campaign. Lanpher and Van Wyck defeated Spencer and Briggs in the general election.
|Vermont House of Representatives Addison-3 District, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Diane Lanpher Incumbent||27.6%||1,409|
|Republican||Warren Van Wyck Incumbent||25.8%||1,320|
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- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Addison Independent, "Addison's John Spencer launches bid for Vt. House seat," May 22, 2014
- Addison County Independent, "Meet your candidate: John Spencer, Addison-3," October 16, 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
- The Eagle, "Peter Briggs (R) | Candidate Column," August 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Candidate Listing," accessed October 11, 2014