Kate Webb

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Kate Webb
Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 5-1
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 6
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Kathryn L. Webb (b. January 22, 1951) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden-5-1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.


Webb earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Vermont in 1975. She went on to receive her M.S. in Communication Science from the University of Vermont in 1980.

Webb has worked as a Speech Pathologist and a Special Education Teacher. She has also worked for the University of Vermont as a Clinical Professor of Communication Science.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Webb served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2015
Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources
Joint Rules


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Webb served on the following committees:


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


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


Campaign themes


Webb's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Energy
Excerpt: "Expanding Efficiency Vermont, upgrading building efficiency standards, and improving transportation options provide additional ways to address energy concerns. As we expand new energy sources we will be able to reduce our reliance on nuclear power and fossil fuel, creating a safer environment while reducing global warming."
  • Economic Opportunity
Excerpt: "Agriculture and forestry businesses are the historical, cultural, and economic foundation of Vermont. I support measures that encourage sustainable farms in diverse areas of agriculture to thrive as vital elements in the continued success of our economy."
  • Environmental Stewardship, Investment and Conservation
Excerpt: "A healthy environment is essential to overall public health, and therefore to Vermont’s economy and quality of life. We must recognize global climate change as the major challeng of our time. We have a moral obligation to do all that we can to protect and conserve our environment, for ourselves and for future generations. We must be committed to the rigorous, consistent, and equal enforcement of environmental laws and regulations."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "We need to invest in proven strategies to help people stay healthy. Health care is simply cheaper if people are healthier and people’s lives are better too. We should begin with basic coverage and incentives to help people stay healthier. We must ensure the rights of the terminally ill and their families to be informed of end-of-life options and have access to careful, deliberate process in consultation with their medical professionals, in choosing the circumstances and manner of their death."[1]

GMO labeling

Webb testified in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Health in December, 2014, to support mandatory labeling of genetically engineered food products. At the start of her testimony, Webb noted that she was speaking not as an official representative of Vermont or its government, but rather a concerned citizen.[2] Her testimony was in opposition to House Resolution 4432, which "would give ultimate authority of GMO labeling to the Food and Drug Administration, which favors a voluntary approach to the issue.[3] During her testimony, Webb stressed that H.R. 4432 would nullify Vermont's Act 120, which was signed into law by the Governor on May 8, 2014, which requires all GMO products sold in Vermont to be labeled as such. Webb, a primary sponsor of Act 120, testified that the majority of people would prefer a national mandatory labeling system, based on a 2013 study conducted by a professor from the University of Vermont. H.R. 4432 would ultimately supercede Vermont's Act 120, rendering it unenforceable.[2]



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Incumbent Kate Webb was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[4][5][6][7] Webb was unopposed in the general election.[8]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Webb won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 5-1. Webb was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[9]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Webb ran for re-election to the Chittenden 5-1 District in 2010. She was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Webb is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Webb raised a total of $980 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[10]

Kate Webb's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-5-1 Won $0
2010 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-5-1 Won $980
Grand Total Raised $980


Webb won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Webb raised a total of $0.


In 2010, a year in which Webb was up for re-election, she collected $980 in donations.[11]


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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.[12] Here's how Webb 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


Webb and her husband, Marshall, have two children.

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