|Vermont House of Representatives, Bennington-Rutland 1|
|2005 - Present|
|January 2, 2017|
|Years in position||10|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|Profession||Justice of the Peace|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Issues
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Voting record
- 8 Personal
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Komline earned her B.S. from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1982.
Komline is a Justice of the Peace for the Town of Dorset.
Komline has served as Chair of the Dorset School Board.
Komline's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Property Tax
- Excerpt: “Reps. Patti Komline and Heidi Scheuermann started a petition to repeal and replace Act 60/68 in two years, hoping to pressure elected officials to do the hard work necessary to come up with a better education funding system.”
- Education Funding
- Excerpt: “Rep. Patti Komline introduced an amendment to have all future education mandates paid for out of the state general fund. This will stop the practice of burdening property tax payers with state-mandated legislation.”
- Excerpt: “Over the last few years, there were serious efforts to undermine school choice in Vermont and, particularly, to impose unnecessary restrictions on schools including Burr and Burton Academy, Long Trail School, and Maple Street School.”
- Healthcare Exchange
- Excerpt: “Rep Komline led the effort to make the first year of the Exchange a transitional year, which would not have required everyone to sign up right away. Had this idea passed, the struggles faced by so many enrollees would have been avoided.”
- Excerpt: “Patti supports efforts to provide resources and tear down obstacles, ensuring that fledgling businesses are nurtured, and that responsible, growing businesses have the opportunity to fulfill their promise.”
- Social Services
- Excerpt: “Vermonters who receive public assistance often find themselves in a financial trap. If they earn more money, they lose services that set them behind…Rep. Komline is a big proponent of turning these poverty cliffs into slopes so people can climb out of our social service safety net.”
- Youth Health
- Excerpt: “Rep. Komline co-sponsored legislation that banned people under the age of 18 from using tanning booths, which is proven to increase the risk of cancer…Patti sponsored legislation that disallows adults from smoking in cars with toddlers (children who are in car seats). These children will no longer be subject to carcinogenic second-hand smoke.”
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Komline served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Ways and Means|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Komline served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Komline served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
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. Mary Barrosse-Schwartz was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Patti Komline was unopposed in the Republican primary. Komline defeated Barrosse-Schwartz in the general election.
|Vermont House of Representatives Addison-1 District, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Patti Komline Incumbent||65.4%||1,018|
Komline won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont House of Representatives Bennington-Rutland. Komline was unopposed in the August 28 Republican primary and was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
Comprehensive donor information for Komline is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Komline raised a total of $7,118 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.
|Patti Komline's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Bennington-Rutland-1||$4,664|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Bennington-Rutland-1||$2,454|
|Grand Total Raised||$7,118|
2012Komline won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Komline raised a total of $4,664.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Patti Komline's campaign in 2012|
|Vermont Association Of Credit Unions||$200|
|Total Raised in 2012||$4,664|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Komline was up for re-election, she collected $2,454 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Patti Komline's campaign in 2010|
|Total Raised in 2010||$2,454|
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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 Komline 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|
Komline and her husband, Keith, have three children.
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- Profile from Open States
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Patti Komline: Proven Leadership Our Voice, "On the Issues," accessed October 24, 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, "Komline, Patti," accessed September 21, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013