Linda Myers

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Linda Myers
Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 8-1
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 14
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2000
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Member, Essex Selectboard
Chair, Essex Selectboard
Bachelor'sKent State University (1962)
Date of birthAugust 18, 1940
Place of birthNanty Glo, PA
Office website
Campaign website
Linda K. Myers (b. August 18, 1940) is a Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden 8-1. She was first elected to the chamber in 2000.


Myers earned her B.A. in journalism/Political Science from Kent State University in 1962.

Myers worked as an Editorial Assistant for Electronics Industries Association from 1962 to 1963 and for Building Service Employees International Union from 1963 to 1968. She then worked as a free lance writer from 1968 to 1985. From 1984 to 2001, Myers was a Managing Editor/Reporter for The Essex Reporter.

She has also served as a Justice of the Peace since 2002.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Myers served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2015
Corrections and Institutions, Vice-Chair
Administrative Rules


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Myers served on the following committees:


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


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


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Linda Myers endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



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. Chittenden-8-1 has two state representatives. Incumbent Debbie Evans was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Linda Myers was unopposed in the Republican primary. Varpilah Chase ran as a Libertarian candidate.[2][3][4][5] Evans and Myers defeated Chase in the general election.[6]

Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden-8-1 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLinda K. Myers Incumbent 47.3% 1,730
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDebbie Evans Incumbent 40% 1,462
     Libertarian Varpilah Chase 12.7% 466
Total Votes 3,658


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Myers won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 8-1. Myers was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Myers won re-election to the Chittenden 6-1 District in 2010. She ran against Betsy Dunn (D), and Debbie Evans (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Myers (R) 2,090
Green check mark transparent.png Debbie Evans (D) 1,896
Betsy Dunn (D) 1,185

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Myers is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Myers raised a total of $3,603 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[8]

Linda Myers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-8-1 Won $1,318
2010 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-6-1 Won $2,285
Grand Total Raised $3,603


Myers won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Myers raised a total of $1,318.


In 2010, a year in which Myers was up for re-election, she collected $2,285 in donations.[9]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:


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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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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


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.[10] Here's how Myers 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


Myers is widowed and has two children.

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