Linda Waite-Simpson

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Linda Waite-Simpson
Vermont House Of Representatives, Chittenden 8-2
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sFlorida State University, 1970
Place of birthMiami, Florida
Office website
Linda J. Waite-Simpson is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden 8-2. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.


Waite-Simpson earned her B.A. in 19th Century Humanities from Florida State University in 1970.

Waite-Simpson has worked as an Information Technology Manager and a Communications Director for the Association of Consulting Management Firms.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Waite-Simpson served on the following committees:

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Judicial Retention


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


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 12, 2014. Chittenden-8-2 has two representatives. Incumbents Tim Jerman and Linda Waite-Simpson are unopposed in the Democratic primary. Paul Dame is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2][3][4]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Waite-Simpson won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 8-2. Waite-Simpson was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 8-2 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Jerman Incumbent 33.5% 2,685
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Waite-Simpson Incumbent 28.9% 2,314
     Republican Paul Dame 22.3% 1,791
     Independent Carlton Houghton 15.3% 1,228
Total Votes 8,018


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Linda Waite-Simpson ran for re-election to the Chittenden 6-2 District in 2010. She ran against Tim Jerman (D), Tim Allard (R), and Carl Houghton (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010. According to unofficial results Waite-Simpson won one of the two seats in the district, but as of November 15 a recount is pending.[5]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 6-2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Jerman (D) 2,148
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Waite-Simpson (D) 1,709
Tim Allard (R) 1,696
Carl Houghton (R) 1,526

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Waite-Simpson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Waite-Simpson raised a total of $2,748 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[6]

Linda Waite-Simpson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-8-2 Won $1,918
2010 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-6-2 Won $830
Grand Total Raised $2,748


Waite-Simpson won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Waite-Simpson raised a total of $1,918.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Waite-Simpson's campaign in 2012
Waite-simpson, Linda$494
Marijuana Policy Project$200
Total Raised in 2012$1,918
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Waite-Simpson was up for re-election, she collected $830 in donations.[7]

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.[8] Here's how Waite-Simpson 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


Waite-Simpson has a husband, Harold Simpson, Jr.

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