Michael Fisher

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Michael Fisher
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Vermont House Of Representatives, Addison 4
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionSocial Worker
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael Fisher (b. December 7, 1965) is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Addison-4. He was first elected to the chamber in 2000.

Biography

Fisher earned his B.A. from Hampshire College in 1988. He then received his MSW from the University of Vermont in 1998.

Fisher has worked for the Addison County Parent/Child Center as an Outreach Social Worker since 1988.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Health Care, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

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. Addison-4 has two state representatives. Incumbents David Sharpe and Michael Fisher were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Valerie Mullin and Fred K. Baser were unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2][3][4]

2012

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

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

2010

See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fisher won re-election to one of the two positions in the Addison 4 District in 2010. He ran against Fred Baser (D), David Sharpe (D), and John Heffernan (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Vermont House of Representatives, Addison 4 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Fisher (D) 2,084
Green check mark transparent.png David Sharpe (D) 1,893
Fred Baser (D) 1,664
John Heffernan (R) 1,474

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fisher is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Fisher raised a total of $9,081 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[6]

Michael Fisher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Addison-4 Won $725
2010 Vermont State House, District Addison-4 Won $2,405
2008 Vermont State House, District Addison-4 Won $5,951
Grand Total Raised $9,081

2012

Fisher won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fisher raised a total of $725.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Fisher's campaign in 2012
Vermont State Dental Society$150
Total Raised in 2012$725
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, a year in which Fisher was up for re-election, he collected $2,405 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Fisher's campaign in 2010
Contributions By Candidate Or Candidates Immediate Family$700
Addison County Democratic Party Cmte$250
Lubar, Deborah$200
National Association Of Social Workers Vermont Chapter$150
Total Raised in 2010 $2,405

2008

Fisher raised $5,951 for the 2008 election.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
National Association of Social Workers Vermont Chapter $300
Cynthia Langley $300

Scorecards

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2013-2014

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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2011-2012

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

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.[9] Here's how Fisher 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 N N Y N

Personal

Fisher and his wife, Ann, have two children.

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