Patrick Brennan (Vermont legislator)

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Patrick Brennan
Vermont House Of Representatives, Chittenden 9-2
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 11
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionConvenience Store Owner
Office website
Patrick M. Brennan (b. June 11, 1953) is a Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Chittenden 9-2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.


Brennan received his diploma from Rice Memorial High School.

Brennan is a convenience store owner.

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation, Chair
Joint Transportation Oversight, Chair


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Brennan 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. Chittenden-9-2 has two state representatives. Incumbent Kristy Kurt Spengler and Maureen Dakin were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Patrick Brennan and Pam Loranger were unopposed in the Republican primary. Dana Rushford and Lillith Soleil are running as Libertarian candidates.[1][2][3][4]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brennan won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Chittenden 9-2. Brenna was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 9-2 District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKristy Kurt Spengler Incumbent 30.9% 1,790
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick Brennan Incumbent 40.6% 2,350
     Independent Patricia Porter 28.5% 1,649
Total Votes 5,789


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brennan ran for re-election to the Chittenden 7-2 District in 2010. He and Kristy Kurt Spengler (D) both won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Vermont House of Representatives, Chittenden 7-2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Patrick Brennan (R) 2,015
Green check mark transparent.png Kristy Kurt Spengler (D) 1,468
Patricia Porter (I) 1,197

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brennan is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Brennan raised a total of $115 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[6]

Patrick Brennan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-9-2 Won $115
2010 Vermont State House, District Chittenden-7-2 Won $0
Grand Total Raised $115


Brennan won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brennan raised a total of $115.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Patrick Brennan's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$115
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Brennan was up for re-election, he did not collect any money in donations.[7]


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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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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.[8] Here's how Brennan 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 Absent N Y Y N Absent


Brennan and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Beauvais, have two children.

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