|Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-1|
|2001 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||13|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Profession||Manager, Kerry's Kwik Shop|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Voting record
- 7 Issues
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Wright attended Champlain College. Wright is the manager of Kerry's Kwik Shop.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Wright served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wright served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Natural Resources and Energy|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wright served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Natural Resources and Energy|
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-6-1 has two state representatives. Incumbent Joanna Cole was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Kurt Wright and Michael Ly were unopposed in the Republican primary. Loyal Ploof and Roy Collette are running as Libertarian candidates. Democrat Robert Hooper secured a place on the general election ballot after a successful write-in campaign. Wright and Cole defeated Hooper, Ly, Ploof and Collette in the general election.
|Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden-6-1 District, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Kurt Wright Incumbent||31%||1,598|
|Democratic||Joanna Cole Incumbent||24.6%||1,265|
Wright won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 6-1. Wright was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and won election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 3-1 General Election (2010)|
|Kurt Wright (R)||1,806|
|William Aswad (D)||1,526|
|Joanna Cole (D)||1,277|
Comprehensive donor information for Wright is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Wright raised a total of $2,915 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.
|Kurt Wright's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Chittenden-3-1||$2,915|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Chittenden-3-1||$0|
|Grand Total Raised||$2,915|
2012Wright won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Wright raised a total of $2,915.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kurt Wright's campaign in 2012|
|Campaign Research Center||$350|
|Vermont Association Of Realtors||$200|
|Evslin, Mary & Tom||$200|
|Total Raised in 2012||$2,915|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Wright was up for re-election, he did not collect any money 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 Wright 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|
In April 2014, Wright expressed skepticism over the benefits of Vermont's minimum wage increase and was concerned that the new wage would harm low-wage workers. “The majority position of a $1.37 increase in one year, with no consideration on the impact on the very people it is meant to help … made it impossible to support this bill,” Wright said in an interview.
Wright has a wife, Kimberly Nutlall.
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- Profile from Open States
- Campaign Facebook page
- Twitter page
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1996
- 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, "Wright, Kurt," accessed September 21, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013
- WatchDog.org, "Minimum wage debate reveals Vermonters better off on welfare," April 11, 2014