Peter Galbraith

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Peter Galbraith
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Vermont Senate Windham District
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 7, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$660.06/week
Per diem$107/day (non-commuter)
$61/day (commuter)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sHarvard College
Master'sOxford University
J.D.Georgetown University
Personal
BirthdayDecember 31, 1950
ProfessionFormer Ambassador to Croatia
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Peter W. Galbraith is a Democratic member of the Vermont State Senate, representing the Windham District. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Galbraith announced June 9, 2014, that he would not be seeking re-election in November.[1]

Biography

Galbraith holds an AB from Harvard College, an MA from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University.

Galbraith worked for the U.S. government for 24 years before taking office in Vermont. He is a former United States Ambassador to Croatia and Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. He was a senior advisor to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1979 to 1993, the Director for Political, Constitutional, and Electoral Affairs at the U.N. Transitional Administration in East Timor, and taught National Security Strategy at the National War College.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Vermont Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Natural Resources and Energy, Vice-chair
Judicial Retention

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Galbraith's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Expand health care to include an affordable Vermont Public Option for all.
  • Attract investment and jobs to Windham County making use of his global experience.
  • Retire Vermont Yankee as scheduled in 2012.
  • Advance a Green Energy future through conservation, the use and local development of renewable energy, and marketing Vermont green technology.
  • Keep Vermont special by protecting our open spaces and making farming economically viable.

Elections

2012

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2012

Galbraith won re-election in the 2012 election for Vermont State Senate Windham District. Galbraith advanced past the August 28 Democratic primary and won re-election in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Vermont State Senate, Windham District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Galbraith Incumbent 44.6% 12,339
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeanette White Incumbent 47.4% 13,123
     Liberty Union Aaron Diamondstone 8% 2,214
Total Votes 27,676
Vermont State Senate, Windham District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeanette White Incumbent 46% 3,084
Green check mark transparent.pngPeter Galbraith Incumbent 41.2% 2,758
Mary Cain 12.8% 858
Total Votes 6,700

2010

See also: Vermont State Senate elections, 2010

Galbraith ran for the Windham District seat in 2010. He ran against Jeanette White, and Toby Young in the primary. He defeated Hilary Cooke (R), Lynn Corum (R), and Aaron Diamondstone (I) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

Vermont State Senate, Windham District, General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Galbraith (D) 9,435
Green check mark transparent.png Jeanette White (D) 8,915
Hilary Cooke (R) 4,838
Lynn Corum (R) 3,924
Aaron Diamondstone (Socialist) 620

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Galbraith is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Galbraith raised a total of $21,279 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[4]

Peter Galbraith's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Vermont State Senate, District Windham Won $2,619
2010 Vermont State Senate, District Windham Won $18,660
Grand Total Raised $21,279

2012

Galbraith won re-election to the Vermont State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Galbraith raised a total of $2,619.
Vermont State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Peter Galbraith's campaign in 2012
Simpson, Eileen$200
Total Raised in 2012$2,619
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, the year Galbraith first won election to the Senate, he collected $18,660 in donations.[5]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Alan Galbraith $5,000
Peter Galbraith $1,000
James Galbraith $1,000
Ernest Kafka $800

Voting record

2011-2012

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.[6] Here's how Galbraith voted on the selected bills:

Vermont Voters Scorecard, 2011-2012
National Popular Vote Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Green Mountain Care Tax Bill Free Speech Health Exchange CVPS Rebate Cloud Computing
Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y

Personal

Galbraith is the son of economist John Kenneth Galbraith. He and his wife, Tone Bringa, have two children.

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