|Vermont House of Representatives, Windsor 3-1|
|2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
Dakin graduated from the University of Virginia School of Nursing, and earned a B.A. in psychology and counseling from Vermont College. She has worked as a school nurse for the past 11 years. She worked previously with the Visiting Nurse VT/NH and Hospice, Springfield Hospital, and had an in-home business creating hand painted tiles.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Dakin served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health Care|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dakin served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health Care|
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 Leigh Dakin was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dakin was unchallenged in the general election.
Dakin won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Windsor 3-1. Dakin 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 Dakin is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Dakin raised a total of $5,290 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Leigh Dakin's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Windsor-3-1||$1,253|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Windsor-1-1||$4,037|
|Grand Total Raised||$5,290|
2012Leigh Dakin won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Leigh Dakin raised a total of $1,253.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Dakin's campaign in 2012|
|Total Raised in 2012||$1,253|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, when Dakin first won election to the House, she collected $4,037 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|William E. Dakin, Jr.||$500|
|P J Burstein||$200|
|R A Cocker||$200|
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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 Dakin 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|
Dakin sits on the Board of Directors of the Green Mountain Destival Series and Pamoja, Inc. She and her husband, William, have three children.
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- 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 24, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Dakin, Leigh J," accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Candidate summary," accessed July 4, 2011
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013