Kenneth Atkins

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Kenneth Atkins
Former candidate for
Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-7
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 3-6
1999 - 2013
Bachelor'sUniversity of Vermont
Master'sUniversity of Vermont
Office website
Kenneth Atkins (b. June 21, 1940) was a 2014 Democratic candidate for Chittenden-6-7 District of the Vermont House of Representatives.[1]

Atkins is a former Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden-3-6 from 1999 to 2013.


Atkins has worked as a Justice of the Peace. He also worked as an elementary school teacher/coach for the Winooski School District from 1964 to 1998.

Atkins earned his B.S. and M.S. in Education from the University of Vermont in 1964 and 1974, respectively.



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. Chittenden-6-7 has two state representatives. Incumbent Clement Bissonnette and Diana Gonzalez defeated Kenneth Atkins in the Democratic primary. Robert Millar ran as a Vermont Progressive Party candidate. Gonzalez was also nominated as a Vermont Progressive candidate.[2][3][4][5] Gonzalez and Bissonnette were victorious in the Democratic primary, securing seats in the general election. In addition to appearing on the general election ballot as a Democratic nominee, she will also appear as the Vermont Progress Party's candidate. Bissonnette and Gonzalez defeated Millar in the general election.[6]

Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden-6-7 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDiana Gonzalez 38.8% 908
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngClement J. Bissonnette Incumbent 36.3% 848
     Vermont Progressive Party Robert Millar 24.9% 583
Total Votes 2,339
Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden-6-7 District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDiana Gonzalez 38.9% 272
Green check mark transparent.pngClem Bissonnette 32.9% 230
Kenneth Atkins 28.3% 198
Total Votes 700


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Atkins did not seek re-election in 2012.[7]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Atkins ran for re-election to the Chittenden 3-6 District in 2010. He and Clement Bissonnette (D) both won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 3-6 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Clement Bissonnette (D) 1,684
Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Atkins (D) 1,628

Committee assignments


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


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

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Atkins was up for re-election, he did collect any money in donations.[8]

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.[9] Here's how Atkins 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

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Atkins and his wife, Judith Miller, have two children.

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