Paul Ralston

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Paul Ralston
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Vermont House Of Representatives, Addison 1
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Paul D. Ralston is a Democratic member of the Vermont House of Representatives, representing Addison-1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Ralston studied agricultural engineering at the University of Vermont and earned a B.S. in business administration from Trinity College.

He is a small business owner, and has owned Vermont Coffee Company since 2001. He previously worked as a Marketing General Manager for the Body Shop in England, and the Marketing Manager and President of Autumn Harp.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Economic Development


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



See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2012

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


See also: Vermont House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ralston won election to the Vermont House of Representatives Addison 1 in 2010. Incumbent Steven Maier ran in the Democratic primary on August 24, 2010, but later withdrew from the race. Ralston was selected to replace him on the ticket. He was unopposed in the November 2, 2010 general election.[2]

Vermont House of Representatives, Addison 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Betty Nuovo (D) 2,075
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Ralston (D) 1,903

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ralston is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ralston raised a total of $3,992 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[3]

Paul Ralston's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State House, District Addison-1 Won $0
2010 Vermont State House, District Addison-1 Won $3,992
Grand Total Raised $3,992


Ralston won re-election to the Vermont House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ralston raised a total of $0.
Vermont House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Ralston's campaign in 2012
Total Raised in 2012$0
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Ralston was up for re-election, he collected $3,992 in donations.[4]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Vermont House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul Ralston's campaign in 2010
Ralston, Paul D$1,715
Addison County Democratic Party Cmte$500
Perine, G Kenneth$200
Contributions From Candidate Or Candidates Immediate Family$19
Total Raised in 2010 $3,992

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.[5] Here's how Ralston 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


Ralston is married.

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