Margaret Cheney

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Margaret Cheney
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Vermont Public Service Board
Incumbent
In office
October 1, 2013 – present
Term ends
2019
Years in position 1
PartyNonpartisan
PredecessorDavid Coen
Compensation
Base salary$131,019
Elections and appointments
AppointedSeptember 16, 2013
Appointed byGov. Peter Shumlin (D)
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Vermont House of Representatives, Windsor-Orange 2
2007-September 2013
Personal
ProfessionTeacher/Television Host/Writer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Margaret R. Cheney (b. August 1, 1952) is a current member of the Vermont Public Service Board. She was named to this position by Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) on September 16, 2013 and began her term on October 1, 2013.[1]

Cheney previously served as a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Windsor-Orange-2 from 2007 until her resignation in September 2013.

Biography

Cheney earned her B.A. from Harvard University in 1974.

Cheney was an Editor for Menlo-Atherton Recorder from 1974 to 1977. She then worked for The Washingtonian Magazine from 1978 to 1989. She has worked as a Spanish Teacher for Sharon Academy since 2001. She also currently works as a Television Host for CATV White River Junction and as a Freelance Writer.

Cheney served as a member of the School Administrative Unit 70 School Board from 1998 to 2006. She was also a member of the Norwich School Board and Chair of the Dresden School Board during this time.

Political career

Vermont Public Service Board (2013-present)

Cheney has served as a member of the Vermont Public Service Board since October 1, 2013.

Vermont House of Representatives (2007–2013)

Cheney represented Windsor-Orange-2 in the Vermont House of Representatives from 2007 until her resignation in September 2013 following her appointment to the Vermont Public Service Board.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources and Energy, Vice-chair
2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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.[2] Here's how Cheney 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
N N N Y Y Absent Absent Y N

Elections/Appointments

2013

Cheney was appointed to the Vermont Public Service Board by Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) on September 16, 2013.[3]

2012

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Cheney won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Windsor-Orange 2. Cheney was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

2010

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cheney ran for re-election to the Windsor-Orange 2 District in 2010. She and James Masland (D) both won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Vermont House of Representatives, Windsor-Orange 2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Masland (D) 3,025
Green check mark transparent.png Margaret Cheney (D) 3,022

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cheney is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Cheney raised a total of $2,599 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[7]

Margaret Cheney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Windsor-Orange-2 Won $2,024
2010 Vermont State House, District Windsor-Orange-2 Won $575
Grand Total Raised $2,599

2012

Cheney won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Cheney raised a total of $2,024.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Margaret Cheney's campaign in 2012
Blittersdorf, David C$250
Renewable Energy Vermont$200
Vermont Association Of Realtors$200
Total Raised in 2012$2,024
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Cheney was up for election, she collected $575 in donations.[8]

Personal

Cheney is divorced and has three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Vermont House of Representatives
2007-2013
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
David Coen
Vermont Public Service Board
2013–present
Succeeded by
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