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Leigh Dakin
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Vermont House of Representatives, Windsor 3-1
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Leigh J. Dakin is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Windsor 3-1. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


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.

Committee assignments


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:



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. Incumbent Leigh Dakin was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[1] Dakin was unchallenged in the general election.[2]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[3]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Leigh Dakin ran for the Vermont House of Representatives Windsor 1-1 in 2010. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010, in the November 2, 2010, general election.[3]

Campaign donors

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.[4]

Leigh Dakin's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Windsor-3-1 Won $1,253
2010 Vermont State House, District Windsor-1-1 Won $4,037
Grand Total Raised $5,290


Leigh 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.[5]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
William E. Dakin, Jr. $500
Edward Perez $300
Ronald Theissen $250
James Stack $250
P J Burstein $200
R A Cocker $200


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Vermont

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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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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.[6] 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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