|Vermont House of Representatives, Washington 3|
|2009 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||5|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Saint Dominic's High School, 1966|
|Bachelor's||Norwich University, 1970|
|Master's||Norwich University, 1973|
|Birthday||September 30, 1948|
|Place of birth||Lewiston, Maine|
|Profession||Manager of Community Relations, Green Mountain Power|
Poirier served as Assistant House Leader in the Vermont State House of Representatives from 1983 to 1984, as Minority Leader from 1985 to 1986, and as Majority Leader from 1987 to 1988.
Poirier earned his B.S. from Norwich University in 1970. He went on to receive his MEd in History/Government from Norwich in 1974.
Poirier is the Manager of Community Relations for Green Mountain Power. He has served on the Barre City Council since 1990.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Poirier served on the following committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Health Care|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Poirier served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Health Care|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Poirier served on these committees:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Health Care|
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. Washington-3 has two state representatives. Incumbent Tommy Walz ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Kristin Sohlstrom and John Santorello were unopposed in the Republican primary. Incumbent Paul Poirier ran as an Independent candidate. Poirier and Walz won election to the District's two seats.
|Vermont House of Representatives Washington-3 District, General Election, 2014|
|Independent||Paul Poirier Incumbent||30.3%||1,132|
|Democratic||Tommy J. Walz Incumbent||26.2%||976|
|Republican||Kristin H. Sohlstrom||23.3%||870|
|Republican||John G. Santorello||20.2%||754|
|Vermont House of Representatives, Washington 3-1 General Election (2010)|
|Paul Poirier (I)||696|
|Leo Valliere (D)||641|
Comprehensive donor information for Poirier is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Poirier raised a total of $13,063 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 24, 2013.
|Paul Poirier's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Washington-3||$5,313|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Washington-3-1||$7,750|
|Grand Total Raised||$13,063|
2012Poirier won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Poirier raised a total of $5,313.
|Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Paul Poirier's campaign in 2012|
|Lauzon, Thomas J||$250|
|Total Raised in 2012||$5,313|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Poirier was up for election, he collected $7,750 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Paul Poirier's campaign in 2010|
|Vermont Political Awareness Campaign||$500|
|Total Raised in 2010||$7,750|
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- National Federation of Independent Business in Vermont: 2013-2014 Legislative Voting Record
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- Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard
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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 Poirier 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|
Poirier and his wife, Lesley Ann McLeod, have two children.
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- 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, "Poirier, Paul N," accessed September 24, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013