Patti Komline

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Patti Komline
Vermont House of Representatives, Bennington-Rutland 1
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 10
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionJustice of the Peace
Office website
Campaign website
Patricia C. Komline (b. January 23, 1961) is a Republican member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Bennington-Rutland-1. She was first elected to the chamber in 2004 and currently serves as Minority Leader.


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.


Campaign themes


Komline's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • 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.”
  • Schools
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.”
  • Economy
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.”[1]

Committee assignments


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:


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2014

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.[2] Komline defeated Barrosse-Schwartz in the general election.[3]

Vermont House of Representatives Addison-1 District, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatti Komline Incumbent 65.4% 1,018
     Democratic Mary Barrosse-Schwartz 34.6% 538
Total Votes 1,556


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[4]


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Komline ran for re-election to the Bennington-Rutland 1 District in 2010. She ran unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Campaign donors

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.[5]

Patti Komline's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Bennington-Rutland-1 Won $4,664
2010 Vermont State House, District Bennington-Rutland-1 Won $2,454
Grand Total Raised $7,118


Komline 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
Farley, Richard$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.[6]

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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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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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


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.[7] 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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