|Vermont Senate Rutland District|
|2010 - present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||1994|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Appointed||December 14, 2009|
|Appointed by||Jim Douglas, Governor of Vermont|
|Vermont House of Representatives|
|Associate's||Southern Vermont College|
|Birthday||August 2, 1948|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Voting record
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Flory served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Institutions, Chair|
|• Judicial Retention|
|• Judicial Rules|
|• Administrative Rules|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Flory served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Government Operations|
|• Judicial Rules|
- 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. Collamore, Flory and Mullin defeated French, Carris, Delauri, and Socia in the general election.
|Vermont State Senate Rutland District, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Peg Flory Incumbent||21.3%||10,213|
|Republican||Kevin J. Mullin Incumbent||20.7%||9,932|
|Republican||Brian P. Collamore||19.3%||9,275|
|Democratic||William Tracy Carris||15.3%||7,362|
|Democratic||Eldred French Incumbent||11.8%||5,651|
- 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.
- 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.
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.
|Margaret Flory's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State Senate, District Rutland||$530|
|2010||Vermont State Senate, District Rutland||$4,975|
|Grand Total Raised||$5,505|
2012Flory won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Flory raised a total of $530.
|Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Margaret Flory's campaign in 2012|
|Total Raised in 2012||$530|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Flory received $4,975 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Vermont State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Margaret Flory's campaign in 2010|
|Corrections Corp Of America||$500|
|Jim Douglas For Gov||$500|
|Green Mountain Republican Senate Cmte||$400|
|Broughton, Lenore F||$300|
|Total Raised in 2010||$4,975|
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- National Federation of Independent Business in Vermont: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
- Legislators are scored based on their votes on key small business issues.
- Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on whether or not their votes aligned with VBSR’s stance on each policy.
- Vermont Conservation Voters: 2011-2012 Environmental Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on their voting records on environmental issues.
- Vermont Public Interest Research Group: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
- 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.
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 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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- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Vermont Elected Officials and Leaders; Submits Required Presidential Primary Petition," September 29, 2011
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Independent Candidates and Minor Party Candidates Nominated by Party Committee," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Major Party Nomination Candidate Listing," accessed June 19, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 Candidate Listing," June 13, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Candidate Listing," accessed October 11, 2014
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Election Results Search," accessed April 22, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Flory, Margaret," accessed September 20, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013