Maida Townsend

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Maida Townsend
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Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 7-4
Incumbent
In office
January 9, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionRetired high school teacher
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Maida F. Townsend is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden 7-4. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Townsend's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

What I believe…

Social responsibility and fiscal responsibility are not mutually exclusive.
What benefits our natural environment, benefits our business environment.
Affordable, quality health care is critical for all Vermonters.
The same is true regarding affordable, quality education, pre-K through post-secondary.
Civil rights are a bedrock issue.
The youngest, the oldest, and the most vulnerable among us merit particular support.
Government has a responsibility in ensuring the common good.

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. Incumbent Maida Townsend was unopposed in the Democratic primary.[2]

2012

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Townsend won election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 7-4. Townsend was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and defeated Timothy Cutler (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 7-4 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMaida Townsend 64.5% 1,376
     Republican Timothy Cutler 35.5% 758
Total Votes 2,134

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Townsend is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Townsend raised a total of $5,482 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[4]

Maida Townsend's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-7-4 Won $5,482
Grand Total Raised $5,482

2012

Townsend won election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Townsend raised a total of $5,482.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Maida Townsend's campaign in 2012
Democracy For America$500
Huse, Laurie$427
Huse, Arthur & Laurie$250
Liang, C L$250
Vermont Education Association$200
Total Raised in 2012$5,482
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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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.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.

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.

  • Legislators are scored based on whether or not their votes aligned with VBSR’s stance on each policy.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting records on environmental issues.
  • 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.

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.[5] Here's how Townsend 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
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