Margaret Flory

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Margaret Flory
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Vermont Senate Rutland District
In office
2010 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 1995
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
AppointedDecember 14, 2009
Appointed byJim Douglas, Governor of Vermont
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Vermont House of Representatives
Associate'sSouthern Vermont College
Champlain College
Date of birthAugust 2, 1948
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Margaret K. Flory (b. August 2, 1948) is a Republican member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Rutland District. She was first appointed to the chamber in January 2010. She was appointed on December 14, 2009, to replace Hull Maynard.

She previously served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1998 until 2010, serving as House Minority Leader.


Flory earned her AS from Southern Vermont College in 1968. She also received an AS Degree from Champlain College in 1988.

Flory was a Secretary/Paralegal for the Richard A. Pearson Law Office from 1983 to 1991. She then worked as a Law Clerk for the same law office from 1991 to 1995. She has worked for Pearson & Flory Limited Liability Company as an attorney since 1995.

Flory was a Town Agent for the Town of Pittsford in 1991. She then served the Town of Pittsford as a Selectman from 1992 to 1996, and she served as Chair of the Board of Selectmen from 1993 to 1996. Flory also served as the Pittsford Water Commissioner from 1994 to 1996.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2015
Institutions, Chair
Judicial Retention
Administrative Rules


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


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


Presidential preference


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

Margaret Flory endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Vermont State Senate 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. Rutland has three state senators. Incumbent Eldred French, William Tracy Carris and Anissa Delauri were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Kevin Mullin, incumbent Peg Flory and Brian Collamore were unopposed in the Republican primary. Kelly Socia ran as a Vermont Politically Incorrect Party candidate.[2][3][4][5] Collamore, Flory and Mullin defeated French, Carris, Delauri, and Socia in the general election.[6]

Vermont State Senate Rutland District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPeg Flory Incumbent 21.3% 10,213
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin J. Mullin Incumbent 20.7% 9,932
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian P. Collamore 19.3% 9,275
     Democratic William Tracy Carris 15.3% 7,362
     Democratic Eldred French Incumbent 11.8% 5,651
     Democratic Anissa Delauri 8.5% 4,091
     Independent Kelly Socia 3.2% 1,528
Total Votes 48,052


See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

Flory won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Rutland District. Flory 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 State Senate elections, 2010

Flory was re-elected to the 21st District Seat (Rutland District) in 2010. She ran against Kevin Mullin (R), Thomas Deply (R), Cheryl Hooker (R), and Carolyn Schwalbe (R) in the primary. She defeated Thomas Deply (R), Cheryl Hooker (R), Bob Baird (D), William Cruikshank (I), and Dennis Morrisseau (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

Vermont State Senate, Rutland District, General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin J. Mullin (R) 9,959
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Carris (D) 9,786
Green check mark transparent.png Margaret "Peg" Flory (R) 5,674
Thomas Depoy (R) 8,569
Bob Baird (D) 7,973
Cheryl Hooker (D) 7,500
Dennis Morrisseau (I) 1,014
William Cruikshank, Jr. (I) 931

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Flory is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Flory raised a total of $5,505 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[8]

Margaret Flory's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State Senate, District Rutland Won $530
2010 Vermont State Senate, District Rutland Won $4,975
Grand Total Raised $5,505


Flory won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Flory raised a total of $530.


In 2010, Flory received $4,975 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Vermont

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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 Flory voted on the selected bills:

Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012
National Popular Vote Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Tax Bill Free Speech Health Exchange CVPS Rebate Cloud Computing


Flory and her husband, Joseph, have three children.

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