Mark Higley

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Mark Higley
Vermont House Of Representatives, Orleans-Lamoille 1
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 5
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
BirthdayMarch 5, 1956
Place of birthBrattleboro, Vermont
ProfessionGeneral Contractor
Office website
Mark A. Higley (b. March 5, 1956) is a Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Orleans-Lamoille-1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.


Higley received his high school diploma.

Higley has served in the United State Navy. He has worked as a General Contractor since 1978.

Higley served as a Selectman for the Town of Brattleboro from 1997 to 1998.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations


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


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



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 Mark Higley was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Higley won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Orleans-Lamoille. Higley was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and defeated Katherine Sims (P) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Vermont House of Representatives, Orleans-Lamoille District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Higley Incumbent 50.9% 920
     Progressive Katherine Sims 49.1% 887
Total Votes 1,807


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Higley ran for re-election to the Orleans-Franklin 1 District in 2010. He defeated June Rosenberg (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]

Vermont House of Representatives, Orleans-Franklin 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Higley (R) 884
June Rosenberg (D) 684

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Higley is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Higley raised a total of $9,226 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.[3]

Mark Higley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Orleans-Lamoille Won $4,791
2010 Vermont State House, District Orleans-Franklin-1 Won $4,435
Grand Total Raised $9,226


Higley won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Higley raised a total of $4,791.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Higley's campaign in 2012
Campaign Research Center$350
Rozendaal, Jan$250
Lamoille Republican Party$250
National Rifle Association$200
Vermont Ski Areas Association$200
Total Raised in 2012$4,791
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Higley was up for election, he collected $4,435 in donations.[4]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Higley's campaign in 2010
Vermont House Republican Pac$500
Rozendaal, Jan$500
Campaign Research Center$350
Jim Douglas For Governor$250
Friends Of Franklin County Republicans$250
Total Raised in 2010 $4,435


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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.[5] Here's how Higley 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
Y Y Y N N Y Y Absent Y


Higley and his wife, Cathy, have four children.

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