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Michele Ferland Kupersmith

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Michele Ferland Kupersmith
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Vermont House Of Representatives, Chittenden 3-7
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$604.79/week
Per diem$162/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 3-7
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Michele Ferland Kupersmith is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden 7-1. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004, and then elected to serve again in 2010.


Kupersmith earned a B.A. from the University of Vermont and a J.D. from the University of Vermont Law School. She is an attorney.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Economic Development


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kupersmith won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 7-1. Kupersmith was unopposed in the August 28 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Michele Ferland Kupersmith ran for the Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 3-7 in 2010. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010 and ran unopposed in the November 2, 2010 general election.[3]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kupersmith is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Kupersmith raised a total of $4,107 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[4]

Michele Ferland Kupersmith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-7-1 Won $2,157
2010 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-7-1 Won $1,950
Grand Total Raised $4,107


Kupersmith won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kupersmith raised a total of $1,870.


In 2010, a year in which Kupersmith was up for re-election, she collected $1,950 in donations.[5]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

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.[6] Here's how Kupersmith 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


Kupersmith and her husband, Michael, have two children.

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