|Vermont House of Representatives, Addison 4|
|2001 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||13|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Scorecards
- 6 Voting record
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
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.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Fisher served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health Care, Chair|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fisher served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health Care, Vice-chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Fisher served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Human Services|
|• Mental Health Oversight|
Elections for the office of Vermont House of Representatives 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. 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. All four candidates received enough votes to in their respective primaries to move forward to the general election. Baser and Sharpe defeated Fisher and Mullin in the general election.
|Vermont House of Representatives Addison-4 District, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Fred K. Baser||27.2%||1,878|
|Democratic||Dave Sharpe Incumbent||25.6%||1,767|
|Democratic||Michael Fisher Incumbent||25.2%||1,740|
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.
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.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Addison 4 General Election (2010)|
|Michael Fisher (D)||2,084|
|David Sharpe (D)||1,893|
|Fred Baser (D)||1,664|
|John Heffernan (R)||1,474|
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.
|Michael Fisher's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Addison-4||$725|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Addison-4||$2,405|
|2008||Vermont State House, District Addison-4||$5,951|
|Grand Total Raised||$9,081|
2012Fisher 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|
In 2010, a year in which Fisher was up for re-election, he collected $2,405 in donations.
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|
|National Association Of Social Workers Vermont Chapter||$150|
|Total Raised in 2010||$2,405|
Fisher raised $5,951 for the 2008 election.
His major contributors are listed below.
|National Association of Social Workers Vermont Chapter||$300|
Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.
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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 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|
Fisher and his wife, Ann, have two children.
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- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- 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 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "LAST, FIRST," accessed September 21, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013