|Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 5-1|
|2009 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Voting record
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Webb served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Webb served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Webb served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources|
Webb's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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."
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. 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. 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.
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. Webb was unopposed in the general election.
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.
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.
|Kate Webb's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Chittenden-5-1||$0|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Chittenden-5-1||$980|
|Grand Total Raised||$980|
2012Webb won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Webb raised a total of $0.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kate Webb's campaign in 2012|
|Total Raised in 2012||$0|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Webb was up for re-election, she collected $980 in donations.
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- National Federation of Independent Business in Vermont: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
- Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.
- Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on whether or not their votes aligned with VBSR’s stance on each policy.
- Vermont Conservation Voters: 2011-2012 Environmental Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on their voting records on environmental issues.
- Vermont Public Interest Research Group: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on voting records on VPIRG-backed legislation to promote clean energy, reduce exposure to toxins, make health care more accessible and affordable and protect our democracy.
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. 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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- Vermont State Legislature
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- Kate Webb's personal website
- Vermont Legislature - Legislative Directory
- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Kate Webb VT Legislator, "Issues," accessed October 25, 2014 (dead link)
- Shelburne News, "Kate Webb opposes H.R. 4432, supports GMO labeling," December 18, 2014
- Jenny Hopkinson Politico, "GMO labeling bill would trump states," April 9, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 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
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Candidate Listing," accessed October 11, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Election Results Search," accessed April 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Webb, Kate," accessed September 21, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013