Kesha Ram

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Kesha Ram
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Vermont House Of Representatives, Chittenden 6-4
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionLegal Advocate
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kesha K. Ram (b. August 2, 1986) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden 6-4. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Ram earned her B.S. in Natural Resource Planning and her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Vermont in 2008. She also completed a semester of Public Law and American Politics at American University. Her affiliations include Harry S. Truman Scholar, Ronald E. McNair Scholar, and Morris K. Udall Scholar.

Ram serves as a legal advocate for victims of domestic violence in Chittenden County at Women Helping Battered Women when not performing her legislative duties. Ram has also worked as a Pre-School Teacher for Burlington Children's Space and as a member of the Policy Team for the Burlington Climate Action Plan.

Prior to entering the legislature, Ram served as President of the University of Vermont Student Government Association from 2007 to 2008.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Ram served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Chittenden-6-4 has two state representatives. Incumbent Kesha Ram was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Christopher Pearson is running as a Vermont Progressive Party candidate.[1][2][3][4]

2012

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ram won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 6-4. Ram was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

2010

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ram won re-election to the Chittenden 3-4 District in 2010. She ran against Peg Boyle Single (D), Diane Gottlieb (P), and Christopher Pearson (P) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 3-4 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kesha Ram (D) 1,345
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Pearson (Vermont Progressive Party) 1,002
Peg Boyle Single (D) 720
Diane Gottlieb (Vermont Progressive Party) 196

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ram is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ram raised a total of $17,240 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[6]

Kesha Ram's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-3-4 Won $7,312
2010 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-3-4 Won $9,928
Grand Total Raised $17,240

2012

Ram won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ram raised a total of $7,312.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kesha Ram's campaign in 2012
Indian American Friendship Council$850
Chebrolu, Ramakrishna & Anuradha$500
Tummala Sr,Idhar$250
Vennam, Murali & Potluri, Vinaya$200
Gauthier, Brennan$200
Total Raised in 2012$7,312
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Ram was up for re-election, she collected $9,928 in donations.[7]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kesha Ram's campaign in 2010
Ram, Kesha$600
Democracy For America$500
Campot, Kim$250
Sedor, Carrie$250
Riley, Sean$250
Total Raised in 2010 $9,928

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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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2011-2012

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

2011-2012

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.[8] Here's how Ram 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
N N N Y Y N N Y N

Personal

Ram has a partner, Oliver LaFarge.

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