|Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 7-4|
|January 9, 2013 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Per diem||$162/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Profession||Retired high school teacher|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Townsend served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Government Operations|
Townsend's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
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.
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.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 7-4 District, General Election, 2012|
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.
|Maida Townsend's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Chittenden-7-4||$5,482|
|Grand Total Raised||$5,482|
2012Townsend 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, Arthur & Laurie||$250|
|Liang, C L||$250|
|Vermont Education Association||$200|
|Total Raised in 2012||$5,482|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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 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|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Maida + Townsend + Vermont + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Maida F. Townsend, home page, retrieved October 25, 2012.
- Vermont Secretary of State - Official Primary Results
- Vermont Secretary of State - Official primary candidate list
- followthemoney.org, "Townsend, Maida," accessed September 21, 2013
- Ethan Allen Institute "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013