Kurt Wright

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Kurt Wright
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Vermont House Of Representatives, Chittenden 6-1
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionManager, Kerry's Kwik Shop
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kurt Wright (b. February 7, 1956) is a Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden 6-1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Wright attended Champlain College. Wright is the manager of Kerry's Kwik Shop.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wright 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-6-1 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.[1][2][3][4]

2012

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[5]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-1 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoanna Cole 31.7% 2,008
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Wright Incumbent 36.9% 2,332
     Democratic William Aswad Incumbent 31.4% 1,987
Total Votes 6,327

2010

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Wright won re-election to the Chittenden 3-1 District in 2010. He ran against Joanna Cole (D), and William Aswad (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 3-1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kurt Wright (R) 1,806
Green check mark transparent.png William Aswad (D) 1,526
Joanna Cole (D) 1,277

Campaign donors

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.[6]

Kurt Wright's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-3-1 Won $2,915
2010 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-3-1 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $2,915

2012

Wright 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

2010

In 2010, a year in which Wright was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.[7]

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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 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
Y Y Y N Absent Y N Y Y

Issues

Minimum wage

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.[9]

Personal

Wright has a wife, Kimberly Nutlall.

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