|Vermont House of Representatives, Addison 1|
|2011 - Present|
|January 7, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||$107/day (non-commuter) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
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.
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:
|Vermont Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Commerce and Economic Development|
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.
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.
|Vermont House of Representatives, Addison 1 General Election (2010)|
|Betty Nuovo (D)||2,075|
|Paul Ralston (D)||1,903|
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.
|Paul Ralston's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Vermont State House, District Addison-1||$0|
|2010||Vermont State House, District Addison-1||$3,992|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,992|
2012Ralston 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.
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|
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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
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- 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
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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 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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- Ralston on LinkedIn
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- LinkedIn.com, "Paul Ralston," accessed July 4, 2011
- Vermont Secretary of State, "Election Results Search," accessed April 23, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Ralston, Paul" accessed September 21, 2013
- Follow the Money, "2010 Campaign contributors," accessed April 23, 2014
- Ethan Allen Institute, "Report Cards," accessed September 10, 2013